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Near Keene in Kern County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Cesar E. Chavez National Monument

La Paz

 

— Refuge —

 
Cesar E. Chavez Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, September 21, 2019
1. Cesar E. Chavez Marker
Inscription.  Cesar Chavez, the farmworker who became this nation's most important Latino leader in the 20th century, chose this as his home, office, and final resting place. Here he found spiritual and physical refuge from the conflict and threats faced by farmworkers struggling for civil rights. He named it Nuestra Señora Reina de la Paz - Our Lady Queen of Peace - or La Paz, for short.
 
Erected by National Park Service. (Marker Number 1056.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker monument is listed in these topic lists: Civil RightsHispanic AmericansLabor Unions. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmarks series list.
 
Location. 35° 13.434′ N, 118° 33.54′ W. Marker is near Keene, California, in Kern County. Marker can be reached from Woodford-Tehachapi Road half a mile east of Keene, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 29700 Woodford-Tehachapi Rd, Keene CA 93531, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Great Flood of 1932 and Engine No. 3834
Cesar E. Chavez Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, September 21, 2019
2. Cesar E. Chavez Marker
(approx. 1.1 miles away); The Cross at the Loop (approx. 2.1 miles away); Tehachapi Loop (approx. 2.4 miles away); Tehachapi Pass Railroad Line (approx. 2.4 miles away); Bealville (approx. 5 miles away); Caliente (approx. 6 miles away); Nüwa - Kawaiisu People (approx. 6.4 miles away); Bakersfield National Cemetery (approx. 6½ miles away).
 
More about this monument. This location is California Historical Landmark No. 1056, and listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
 
Regarding Cesar E. Chavez National Monument. California Historical Landmark Statement of Significance:
No. 1056 Nuestra Señora Reina de La Paz - Also known as La Paz, the 187 acre property is significant for its association with Cesar E. Chavez, considered one of the most important Latino leaders in the United States. The La Paz property was purchased in 1970 to serve as Chavez's residence and the headquarters of the United Farm Workers of America (UFW), the agricultural labor union Chavez helped found and lead. Under Chavez's leadership, the UFW secured unprecedented gains, including the passage of the first law in the continental United States recognizing agricultural laborers' collective bargaining rights. La Paz includes the burial site of Cesar Chavez and his wife Helen Fabela Chavez.
 
Also see . . .
Cesar Chavez image. Click for full size.
By Victor Aleman, circa 1980
3. Cesar Chavez
This photo is on the marker.
 Cesar E. Chavez National Monument. (Submitted on September 30, 2019.)
 
National Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, September 21, 2019
4. National Monument
Courtyard image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, September 21, 2019
5. Courtyard
Final Resting Place image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, September 21, 2019
6. Final Resting Place
Cesar Chavez home at La Paz image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, September 21, 2019
7. Cesar Chavez home at La Paz
Sign at the Highway image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, September 21, 2019
8. Sign at the Highway
“Si Se Puede” — Yes We Can
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 6, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 30, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 96 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 30, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.   7. submitted on October 4, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.   8. submitted on October 5, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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