THE PEOPLE AND COMMUNITIES OF THE 19TH CENTURY CENTRAL VALLEY - Mexican Immigration
Latinos have come to be part of the United States through many different avenues: immigrants seeking a better life, refugees driven by war and those who did not move at all, but who found themselves on the other side of redefined borders as the United States expanded. We have been able to collect the personal stories and memories from many local Mexican Americans who immigrated to Fresno County in the early 20th century. Their stories were recorded in the 1970s, nearly 50 years ago. These stories are now available for you to listen to and learn from. Audio recordings and typed transcripts are included below.
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