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El Monte has produced numerous writers, including Benita Morgan Bishop who documents 1970s El Monte through the wide-eyed perspective of her young narrator.
The mournful train whistle along Valley Blvd. brings back memories of his father's mysterious death for author Alex Espinoza.
El Monte almost became a mural city before two controversial works were stomped by a citywide moratorium in the 1970s.