Saturday, July 14, 2012
Photo: Church Yard of Our Lady of Guadalupe
With these long roots in this area, you can perhaps imagine how they felt when Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio conducted one of his famous immigration sweeps in Guadalupe. Most Anglos have lived in Arizona for only a few years, or perhaps a generation or two. The Guadalupe community has been here for many generations. Yet they were stopped and questioned about their citizenship.
My ancestors came to Arizona in covered wagons in the 1880's and started ranching. The ranch is still in the family. Generations ago people did not question the right of Latinos to be in Arizona. They were here first. Arizona was part of Mexico for hundreds of years until the 1840's, longer than Arizona has been part of the USA.
This week we are featuring photos of Golden Bangkok, Thailand on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site. Its elaborate temples are architectural treasures.