Mexican Americans in Redondo Beach and Hermosa Beach, California (Images of America Series)
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Mexican Americans in Redondo Beach and Hermosa Beach, California (Images of America Series)

by Alex Moreno Areyan
     
 

The century-old presence of Mexican Americans in Redondo Beach and Hermosa Beach is an important, colorful part of the history of Los Angeles County's South Bay region. This evocative pictorial history documents the ways in which this group left significant marks on the economic, agricultural, academic, religious, professional, and governmental fabric of both

Overview


The century-old presence of Mexican Americans in Redondo Beach and Hermosa Beach is an important, colorful part of the history of Los Angeles County's South Bay region. This evocative pictorial history documents the ways in which this group left significant marks on the economic, agricultural, academic, religious, professional, and governmental fabric of both communities. World War II heroes, star athletes, lawyers, professors, teachers, city councilmen, a judge, an astrophysicist, and many other professionals have come from this heritage. The first known Mexican American in Redondo Beach was Mauro Gonzales, who arrived in 1900 to unload ships at the city's old wooden pier. He was followed in 1910 by Domingo Moreno, who fostered 12 children, and Mauricio Colin, who had 13, after they escaped the Mexican Revolution. They initiated a large and vibrant Mexican American community, one that has virtually been ignored by conventional histories.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738546995
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
04/25/2007
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,307,306
Product dimensions:
6.58(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author


Author Alex Moreno Areyan, a retired human resources administrator with a master's degree from the University of San Francisco, was a migrant worker in his youth. He conducted dozens of interviews and collected vintage photographs from members of the original families of these Mexican American communities to compile this unique history.

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