Hispanics of Roosevelt County, New Mexico:: A History (American Heritage) (Paperback)

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Hispanics of Roosevelt County, New Mexico:: A History (American Heritage) By Agapito Trujillo, Donald C. Elder III (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: 9781626199156
ISBN-10: 1626199159
Publisher: History Press
Publication Date: April 27th, 2015
Pages: 128
Language: English
Series: American Heritage