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  •  yes!!! MAZIE the union maid! (4+ / 0-)
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    http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/206488-1 at 1:31:20

    by TexMex on Sun Sep 26, 2010 at 05:39:12 PM PDT

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    •  1938! (5+ / 0-)
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      PECAN-SHELLERS' STRIKE. On January 31, 1938, 12,000 San Antonio pecan shellers, mostly Hispanic women, walked off their jobs. A three-month strike followed, in which the pecan shellers confronted both management and San Antonio politics. In the 1930s Texas pecans accounted for approximately 50 percent of the nation's production. San Antonio was the Texas shelling center because half the commercial Texas pecans grew within a 250-mile radius of the city.

      http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/206488-1 at 1:31:20

      by TexMex on Sun Sep 26, 2010 at 05:41:26 PM PDT

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      •  Maizie (2+ / 0-)
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        http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/206488-1 at 1:31:20

        by TexMex on Sun Sep 26, 2010 at 05:47:15 PM PDT

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      •  Your grandmother sounds like... (5+ / 0-)
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        ...she was an amazing woman.  I presume she passed away before you were even aware enough to formulate the questions you would have wanted to ask her.  Seems to be the natural order of things, but awfully cruel to deprive us of the kinds of family folklore we might treasure.

        The photos in the powerpoint were fantastic.  I see the pecan producers had their personal enforcement division at work.  

        Thanks so much for the kind words on the diary, and thanks even more for providing the comments and links.

        We can have democracy in this country, or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can't have both. - Justice Louis D. Brandeis

        by dsteffen on Sun Sep 26, 2010 at 06:07:42 PM PDT

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