California

Californio – identity history at a glance + Poem

{Californio}“Prior to 1854 California wasn’t even part of the United States, it belonged to Mexico. And the people who lived there were the Californios. A Californio was a Spanish speaking, Catholic person of Latin American descent born in Alta California between 1769 and 1848”see also –[Californiano] Californios Those who came before Those who were born …

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The Oakland Photo Project Issue 1.

Uptown Oakland Multicultural, blue-collar, and growing Oakland California affectionately known as “The Town” counterposed by San Francisco or “The City”  just across the water. Oakland has played a central role in the development and distinct cultural character of the San Francisco Bay Area. A largely industrialized town, with shipping and packaging industries as well as a …

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