East of East

East of East: Mapping Community Narratives

A Project of the South El Monte Arts Posse

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The Ramos family arrived in El Monte’s Medina Court in the early 20th century. The family patriarch, Nicolas Cervantes built a successful walnut business and became the richest person in El Monte and was greatly respected in the community and out.…

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Abstract: This wide-ranging, two-hour-long group interview began with the oral history of the Kizh-Gabrieleño band of Mission Indians (self-described) from their settlement of the San Gabriel Valley through the missions and conquests of the Spanish,…

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Abstract: Born in Whittier and raised in SEM (not yet incorporated) on his father’s walnut farm (10 acres, some trees still remain along Durfee Avenue). Interview contains vivid description of the agricultural landscape in interwar and early…

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Abstract: Grandfather came during Mexican Revolution, settled on Montecito Drive in Medina Court, had 13 children, of whom Richard’s mother was one. Parents started out as agricultural workers, became factory workers in SEM and EM (Richard would…

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Summary: Vernon Wickstorm is a lifelong resident of El Monte and has been a teacher for four decades. Here he recounts his life growing up in the city in the 1930’s and 1940’s.
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