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Rochin Acapulco Postcard, 1949

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Governor of Baja CA (white suit) cutting cake for inauguration of Acapulco Gardens restaurant. Juanita & Refugio on right side of Gov with Sal and Lupe Villasenor next to mariachi , 1949

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Refugio Rochin by Leo Carrillo with head of GM and his wife - 1950.

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Left to right: unknown, unknown, Leo Carillo, Conrad Hilton, Refugio Rochin, Unknown.

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C&R Provisions in 1949, behind Rochin grocery store (left side of pic) & Rochin restaurant on right side of pic.Refugin

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06. Pictured: Grace Castruita, Isabel Martinez (Alba), Rosie Castruita (Martinez), Christina Martinez (Gonzalez), and Veronica Guadalupe “Lupe” Martinez (Curtis) picking figs in Planada, California, circa 1947. Married names shown in parentheses.

The Castruita and Martinez families of Baldwin Park, and Claremont, California picked fruit alongside Braceros both locally in the San Gabriel Valley, and as migrant workers throughout California’s Central Valley.

*Daniel Martinez (photographer) is author of Thesis “The Impact of Bracero Programs on a Southern California Community”, pub. 1958 (also available on the Bracero Archive).

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05. Pictured (clockwise): Grace Castruita, Isabel Martinez (Alba), Higinio Castruita, Veronica Guadalupe “Lupe” Martinez (Curtis), and Rosie Castruita (Martinez), picking figs in Planada, California, circa 1947. Married names are shown in parenthesis.

The Castruita and Martinez families of Baldwin Park, and Claremont, California picked fruit alongside Braceros both locally in the San Gabriel Valley, and as migrant workers throughout California’s Central Valley.

*Daniel Martinez (photographer) is author of Thesis “The Impact of Bracero Programs on a Southern California Community”, pub. 1958 (also available on the Bracero Archive).