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Ramos, Elvira – OH1894

Elvira Ramos is Director of Programs at The Community Foundation Serving Boulder County.  She talks about her experience of growing up in Indiana and her roots in Brownsville, Texas.  Her ancestors have lived in the Rio Grande Valley for many … Continue reading

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Villagran, Lily and Lucia – OH 1884

Lucia Villagran was born in El Fresno, Chihuahua, Mexico, in 1926. Lily, her daughter, was born in Canutillo, Texas, in 1958. Lucia’s husband worked in the fields in New Mexico and came to Colorado in 1976 to work in the … Continue reading

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Moreno, Marta Valenzuela – OH1881

Marta Valenzuela Moreno is the Executive Director of El Comité, a non-profit organization that focuses on helping underserved people in Longmont, primarily Latinos, solve legal problems, achieve citizenship, recoup wages, and overcome unfair treatment among other services. She talks about … Continue reading

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Blazon, Hank (William Henry) – OH 1877

William (“Hank”) Blazon was born in Longmont, Colorado, in 1942 to a farming family. His father came to Longmont in 1927 from Avondale, Colorado, where he was born, and did various kinds of work, including owning a pool hall; In … Continue reading

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