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Mendoza (Candelario) Music Collection
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This collection of over 2000 vinyl records represents the collected music of educator and dance hall impresario Candelario Mendoza.
Candelario Mendoza (1919 - 2008) of Silao, Guanajuato, Mexico, migrated with his family to the United States in 1920 where his father toiled on the railroads near Ogden, Utah, worked in the potato fields of southern Idaho, worked as a farm hand on a dairy farm near Chino, California, worked in a sugar beet factory near Oxnard, California, and picked oranges and lemons in the citrus groves of the Pomona Valley in California. As such, he and his family were constantly moving from place to place where work was to be found to sustain the family. Sadly, his father was killed when a truck he was riding was struck by a train when working on the construction of Puddingstone Dam in San Dimas. He left behind a wife and seven children. Luckily, his father had an insurance policy that afforded his family with enough money to buy a home and attempt to resume life as usual.
20 linear feet
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