Hispanics of Roosevelt County, New Mexico: A History (Hardcover)

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Hispanics of Roosevelt County, New Mexico: A History By Agapito Trujillo, III Elder, Donald C. (Foreword by) Cover Image


In 1942, several Hispanic families left drought-devastated Encino and headed for the small, peanut-farming town of Portales in Roosevelt County, New Mexico. Among them was the Trujillo family, including five-year-old Agapito, who later became the county's first Hispanic law enforcement officer. The new arrivals did not feel welcome in Portales, which was almost entirely Anglo and a rumored "sundown" town. However, determined to put down roots and take advantage of economic opportunities, they eventually thrived. Agapito Trujillo tells the story of his family's migration to Roosevelt County alongside the struggles and triumphs of the Hispanic community with candor, grace and an obvious love for his heritage and neighbors.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781540213372
ISBN-10: 1540213374
Publisher: History Press Library Editions
Publication Date: April 27th, 2015
Pages: 130
Language: English