Monthly Archives: August 2012

Water by Carlos Leonardo Najera de Madrid

There was a ditch in front of our home, water ran down the ditch along the block. It was very muddy water that came from the canal system. The water was the color of chocolate and this was our only … Continue reading

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Las Mañanitas

This is what we saw as our wagon train got near the town. This was our first glimpse of the Imperial Valley. It was once the bottom of an ancient lake. It was also at one time a part of … Continue reading

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Lemon Aid Men

                                                                                                         A good portion of the Imperial Valley is below sea level. Above is a picture of the flag pole in the nearby town of Calipatria. That flagpole is a hundred and eighty-four feet tall. The top of the pole is … Continue reading

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The Pilgrims of the Sun By Carlos Najera

I liked looking out the window. Train clacked, rattled, hissed and squeaked its noisy way, west. Everything I saw was new. I watched the desert lands go by. It looked uninviting, scattered mesquite sprang out among the rocks and sand. … Continue reading

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