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Pride and Prejudice by Carlos Najera

   We moved into a town in the early 1900’s where the people, the adults and kids my age had a bad word for anyone who was not them. There was a bad word for every one in the melting … Continue reading

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Lone Star by Joseph Najera

You can see the word Maverick in the highlighted portion of this map. That is the name of this particular county. You can find the Rio Grande and the small town called Eagle Pass. Across the river is Mexico. You … Continue reading

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The Wages of Sin by Carlos Najera

We had been living in Oxnard for the past few years.  For a time we moved back to Calexico.  My mama didn’t tell us why. It was 1920, I was twelve years old. Most of the time the work was … Continue reading

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Teamwork by Carlos Najera

Wagons were used to transport goods and supplies. Trains were around, just not here. Horses were often used to pull the wagons. Mules were better. A lot of the old timers would say they were smarter that horses. When traders … Continue reading

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4X4 by Carlos Najera

The Rail Road had not yet reached the Imperial Valley when we first started living there. The people got around on horseback or wagons. Many people simply walked. There were the Butterfield Stagecoaches. They used to run through here years … Continue reading

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A Time of Peace by Carlos Najera

The sun went down slowly on our first day there. I watched the evening sky change from bright blue to shades of red and pink. The sun lingered over the Rumarosa Mountains to the east then sank below the horizon … Continue reading

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The Land of Dust by Carlos Najera

Don Carlos remembers his first few months in his new home of Mexicali:   The Sun went down slowly on our first day there. I watched the evening sky change from bright blue to shades of red and pink. The … Continue reading

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