Empire Camp

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June 1981—Empire Camp-- Bee reporter Juan Esparza Loera and I went to the Labor Camp on the edge of Empire, California.  The camp manager greeted us; he attempted to stick to us like glue but after a while he got tired and went back to his office.  Giving Juan a chance to find out really what was going on in the camp.  I discovered that two of the young men I was talking with were freshmen at Texas A&M and were going to go back to their homes in Texas two weeks before school starts.  One said he had been coming to California to harvest crops since he was little boy and wanted to graduate college so he didn’t have to bring his family back to harvest crops for a living.  Photo by Al Golub/Modesto Bee
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