Arvin, Lamont, and Weedpatch (Images of America (Arcadia Publishing)) (Hardcover)

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By Ruth Leon Barba, Mary Louise Durham (With), James Young (Foreword by)
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At the southernmost end of California's Central Valley lie Arvin, Lamont, and Weedpatch. Although each is distinct, their histories are intertwined. The Yokuts were in the area for thousands of years, followed by Spanish, Mexican, and US settlers. The first seeds of Arvin, Lamont, and Weedpatch were planted in the late 1800s. Over the years, agriculture became a central part of the economy and attracted people from all walks of life. The Dust Bowl and Mexican migrations left an impact on the area that is visible to this day. The Dust Bowl Festival immerses attendees in nostalgic memories of a life that was, and businesses and social, religious, and educational centers celebrate the vibrant Latino cultures that thrive in these communities.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781540240804
ISBN-10: 1540240800
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing Library Editions
Publication Date: October 7th, 2019
Pages: 130
Language: English
Series: Images of America (Arcadia Publishing)