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Title Mexican Americans in Torrance / Alice Duarte Solis.
Author Solis, Alice Duarte, author.
Publication Charleston, South Carolina : Arcadia Publishing, [2018]
Copyright date ©2018
Description 127 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm.
Call # 979.493 S
Series Images of America
Images of America.
Contents Families -- Social life -- Religion -- Military -- Achievements.
Summary "La Rana ('The Frog') is two street blocks located between Crenshaw Boulevard and Van Ness Avenue in Torrance, California. La Rana has a colorful history of immigrants who settled in 1908 from various parts of Mexico with the following surnames: Torres, Ordaz, Grajeda, Flores, Alvarez, Duarte, and Solis. These families fled the Mexican Revolution and religious persecution in search of a brighter future for their children. They attended Torrance schools, such as Torrance Elementary, Nativity Catholic School, Torrance High School, and El Camino College. They earned degrees of higher education from a variety of schools like the University of California, Santa Barbara; California State University Long Beach; Loyola Marymount; the University of Arizona; and American InterContinental University. Today, those progenies include Devin Molina, an anthropologist; James Yanes, a medical doctor specializing in infectious diseases; Eddie Solis, an anesthesiologist; and Maria Dolores White, a nurse practitioner. Other professions include lawyers, nurses, teachers, police officers, accountants, professional baseball players, and a fire chief, as well as many business owners. Their stories are told through vintage photographs gathered from personal collections and commentary from friends and neighbors of the lives they led and the dreams they shared."--Page [4] of cover.
Subject Mexican Americans -- California -- Torrance -- History -- Pictorial works.
Mexican Americans -- California -- Torrance -- Pictorial works.
Mexican Americans -- California -- Torrance -- Social life and customs -- Pictorial works.
Mexican Americans -- Social life and customs. (OCoLC)fst01019152
Mexican Americans. (OCoLC)fst01019072
California -- Torrance. (OCoLC)fst01218725
Genre Pictorial works. (OCoLC)fst01423874
Illustrated works. (OCoLC)fst01423873
Illustrated works.
ISBN 9781467127738 (softcover)
1467127736 (softcover)

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