Nick Berardino Still Pushing for OC Fair Board to Erect a Monument to County's Mexican Agricultural Force
The immigrant workers whose hands built tens of thousands of acres of agriculture and played such an important role in developing Orange County into the financial juggernaut it is today have been mostly forgotten or ignored because they're caught up in the political controversies surrounding undocumented workers. These workers should be honored. When you read Orange County's history, dating back long before even the early 1930s, it's so clear that the immigrant agricultural laborers did so much to make Orange County great. So much has been done to honor the ranchers who they worked for--they've had schools and roads and parks named after them. It's time that the workers who built this County are acknowledged too.
OH SNAP!!! Our prediction: the besides-Berardino Board will reject such a proposal due to our love affair with Sunkist memories, but still: kudos to Nick for at least acknowledging the county's forgotten workers with the old college try...
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