Fresno in Fresno County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Honoring the Ex-Braceros and Their Contributions
Honoramos los Ex-Braceros y Sus Contribuciones
—1942 - 1964 —
contracted braceros came to work in agriculture
and on the railroads, the majority in California and
the San Joaquin Valley, under U.S. and Mexican Treaty,
demonstrating their patriotism during the great labor shortage.
"Soldiers of Democracy" "Soldados de Democracia"
Braceros de los Ferrocarilles WWII - Valle de San Joaquin
Railroad Braceros WWII - San Joaquin Valley - 2,733
Durante y despues de WWII, casi 5,000,000
de los braceros de contrato vinieron a trabajar en la agricultura
y en los ferrocarriles, la mayoria en California y el Valle de
San Joaquin de acuardo bilaterales entre los E.U. y Mexico,
demonstrando su patriotismo debido a falta de recursos humanos.
"Veteranos del Campo" "Veterans of the Field"
Braceros de la Agricultura WWII - Valle de San Joaquin
Agriculture Braceros WWII - San Joaquin Valley
Dedicated September 27, 2002
Erected 2002 by Centra Bellas Artes, Bracero Day Festival Committee, and Others.
Location. 36° 44.114′ N, 119° 47.314′ W. Marker is in Fresno, California, in Touch for map. Monument is on the south grounds of the county courthouse. Marker is in this post office area: Fresno CA 93721, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Purple Heart Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); William Saroyan (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fresno County Courthouse (about 400 feet away); David of Sassoon (about 500 feet away); Fresno (about 500 feet away); Lao Hmong American War Memorial (about 500 feet away); Viva Liberation (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fresno.
Regarding Honoring the Ex-Braceros and Their Contributions. The monument honors the men who came from Mexico for temporary employment from 1942 to 1946 and toiled as farm laborers and railroad workers. It was given to Fresno County on the 60th anniversary of the signing of a treaty between the United States and Mexico that allowed Mexican laborers to cross into America. [From Historical Fresno County Courthouse Park Walking Tour Brochure]
Also see . . .
1. Bracero History Archive. (Submitted on March 23, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Historical Fresno County Courthouse Park Walking Tour Brochure. (Submitted on March 23, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Agriculture • Hispanic Americans • Railroads & Streetcars • War, World II •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 23, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,194 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 23, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.