Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Through a "mostly Mexicans lived here" filter

Listening to the stories shared by the elders who grew up here and whose families are a part of the history of this area usually leads us to all sorts of other questions.  Once of the questions most often asked is, "Where did the Mexicanos and Mexican Americans live?"
Here is the answer I was given by Dave Ruiz.  His relatives owned and ironworks at the turn of the 20th Century, an uncle was in the U.S. Army in WWI, and he made mention of this certain chamaco who wore a zoot suit in Pasadena.
Gracias to Dave and to all our Elders who lived through so much and who share their stories with us that we might share with others.

Map stitched together by James Grimes.
Info from Old School Pasadenan Dave Ruiz.

1 comment:

SILENT said...

Id like to read some or all of these stories .....