Crappa Brothers American and Italian grocery

The Crappa brothers’ corner store

Located on the corner of Gateway and Fourth Street was the Crappa Brothers American and Italian grocery. The Italian influence in Madera was and remains very significant. After coming to America on a shoestring, they often found work on the cattle ranches of Miller and Lux or in the Sugar Pine Lumber Mill. Then with much hard work, they bought the land upon which they farmed or opened businesses such as the Crappa Brothers did. (Madera Images; Bill Coate)

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