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Highland Area Historical Society Meeting ::

Date: Thursday May 25, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM -
Location: Highland Senior Center
Address: 3102 Highland Ave., Highland, CA

Program: "Minorities involved in the local citrus industry"

Graduate students Megan Suster and Steven Moreno-Terrill will present a program on “Minorities Involved in the local Citrus Industry”

Suster, a doctoral candidate at UCR, has worked at the California Citrus State Historic Park for a year as a program coordinator and is now the public humanities fellow for the California State Parks Relevancy and History Project.

She is interested in recording the history of minority participation in the local citrus industry and will bring a PowerPoint program of her discoveries.

Moreno-Terrill is a graduate student at UCR studying Chicano/Latino history.

He was recently a Smithsonian Latino Museum Studies fellow and has studied segregated Mexican-American education in the Inland Empire. He wants to study the Bracero Program that occupied Cone Camp in the Mill Creek wash from 1942 to 1975.

Highland was the focal point of the citrus industry in the area and employed Native Americans, Chinese, Koreans and Japanese and, in the 1920s, immigrant laborers from the Philippines.

We will discuss Cone Camp, or the Highland-Redlands Labor Association facility and the long history of participation in the citrus industry by members of the San Manuel tribe.

People who can provide historical information about minority involvement in the citrus industry are especially invited to attend.

Please plan to attend and bring your family and friends.

There will be light refreshments following the meeting.

Everyone is welcome.

Charles Kiel
VP  Highland Area Historical Society