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Tamales and Scholarships: El Monte's Annual Tamalada Renews a Commitment to Education

Tamales and Scholarships: El Monte's Annual Tamalada Renews a Commitment to Education

El Monte community gathers for a night of tamales in celebration of education, honoring teachers and the memory of civic leader Bobby Salcedo.
A Community Erased: Japanese Americans in El Monte and the San Gabriel Valley

A Community Erased: Japanese Americans in El Monte and the San Gabriel Valley

Today, there is almost no evidence of the Japanese American community that played such an important role in the early twentieth century development of El Monte and the San Gabriel ...
El Monte's Hicks Camp: A Mexican Barrio

El Monte's Hicks Camp: A Mexican Barrio

From the 1910s until its demolition in 1972, Hicks Camp was one of the most vibrant neighborhoods of El Monte.
Ricardo Flores Magón and the Anarchist Movement in Southern California

Ricardo Flores Magón and the Anarchist Movement in Southern California

As an anarchist-in-exile, one of the many stops during his stay in "El Norte" was none other than El Monte, California.
Toypurina: A Legend Etched in the Landscape of Los Angeles

Toypurina: A Legend Etched in the Landscape of Los Angeles

The story of the Tongva medicine woman that helped lead a revolt against the padres and the communities who continue to claim her legend.
The Rebellion Against the Mission of the Saintly Prince the Archangel, San Gabriel of the Temblors, 1785

The Rebellion Against the Mission of the Saintly Prince the Archangel, San Gabriel of the Temblors, 1785

The San Gabriel Mission has endured now for centuries. But in its first years it may not have seemed so fixed, so permanent, or so necessary.
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