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Las Delicias Café during "Fiesta Days," 1946. Antonio Regalado Calvo and Maria de la Luz Mendez Calvo were immigrants from Sonora, Mexico. They married in 1926 and started their own business selling Mexican food to workers in local packing houses. As the business grew, Antonio and Luz were eventually able to open a small restaurant, Las Delicias Café, on 1118 Pico Street in downtown San Fernando. Antonio and Luz (Mendez) Calvo Family Collection. Latino Cultural Heritage Digital Archives.

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Samoa Cookhouse

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are still served daily at the last surviving lumber camp-style cookhouse with wonderful relics from logging days of the giant redwoods in Samoa California

mijajaja: This is Casa Aztlan, Pilsen, Chicago The resistance begins in the barrio.“Casa Aztlan is located in a building that originally housed the Bohemian settlement house founded in 1896. In 1905 the building became the Howell Neighborhood House and then the Neighborhood Service Organization. In the early 1970’s, Middle European immigrants began leaving Pilsen while Mexican immigrants began to arrive in greater numbers. In 1970 through the leadership of the Brown Berets the organization…


Top 50 American Roadside Attractions

Just an exit away off the Ventura Freeway sits the oldest Bob's Big Boy restaurant in Burbank, California. Built in 1949, the diner features 1950s coffee shop architecture, an oversized roof and curved windows. Its glowing neon sign stands 70 feet tall.

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Mexico's Mariachi Music Recognized by UNESCO

Mexico's Mariachi Music Recognized by UNESCO: UNESCO has officially awarded recognition to Mexican mariachi music as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity at a ceremony held over the weekend as part of the 19th International Mariachi Meeting in the western Mexican city of Guadalajara.

Looking north towards what is now Chatsworth Street and Sepulveda Boulevard. In the distance, the San Fernando Mission is visible, surrounded by open land. circa 1920. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

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Cinco de Mayo a Mexican import? No, it's as American as July 4, prof says

This is a really interesting article about the history of Cinco de Mayo celebrations in the US and their origins.

Old Mexican woman drawing water at community hydrant, San Antonio, Texas. 1939 Mar. Library of Congress.