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Aurora's Early Mexican Heritage

Event Type: Adult (Age 19+)
Age Group(s): Adult
Date: 10/8/2013
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 8:30 PM
Description:
 Immigration from Mexico to the north is not a recent trend. This slide presentation, presented by John Jaros of the Aurora Historical Society, traces Mexican immigration to Aurora back to the first wave in the 1920s. This original group worked for the railroad and lived in a box car community set up by the railroad. Over the years, they moved into the neighborhoods, and several waves of Mexican immigrants followed in succeeding decades. Today, many of the descendants of these early immigrants hold prominent positions in the community. Presented as part of Fox Valley Reads. Registration requested, call 630-264-3600 or online at aurorapubliclibrary.org (events)
Library: West Branch Aurora (IL) Public Library
Location: Multipurpose Room
Contact: Rebecca Clark
Contact Number: 630-264-3600
Presenter: John Jaros, Aurora Historical Society
Status: Closed