Texas town looks to tell story of Mexican guest workers

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Texas town looks to tell story of Mexican guest workers

Workers waiting in line to be contracted at the Rio Vista Farm Reception Center in Sacorro, Texas. During peak times at Rio Vista Farm, up to 1,500 men signed short-term labor contracts to assist with labor shortages across the country.
Temporary clerks complete the short-term labor contracts and identification cards. Each clerk was proficient in Spanish and English. The bracero program is the largest guest-worker program in our nation’s history and recruited 4.6 million skilled Mexican nationals.
A building in the historic Rio Vista Farm in Socorro, Texas. The Texas border town is working to restore crumbling white adobe buildings that were once a processing site for millions of Mexicans who came to the U.S. as temporary guest workers for more than two decades starting in World War II. Local officials and preservationists want to create a site that will tell the stories of the “braceros” who worked on farms and railroads.
A building in the historic Rio Vista Farm in Socorro, Texas. The Texas border town is working to restore crumbling white adobe buildings that were once a processing site for millions of Mexicans who came to the U.S. as temporary guest workers for more than two decades starting in World War II.
A building in the historic Rio Vista Farm in Socorro, Texas. The adobe structure shows deterioration that is evident throughout the entire complex.
A building in the historic Rio Vista Farm in Socorro, Texas.
A building in the historic Rio Vista Farm in Socorro, Texas.

Texas town looks to tell story of Mexican guest workers

Workers waiting in line to be contracted at the Rio Vista Farm Reception Center in Sacorro, Texas. During peak times at Rio Vista Farm, up to 1,500 men signed short-term labor contracts to assist with labor shortages across the country.
Temporary clerks complete the short-term labor contracts and identification cards. Each clerk was proficient in Spanish and English. The bracero program is the largest guest-worker program in our nation’s history and recruited 4.6 million skilled Mexican nationals.
A building in the historic Rio Vista Farm in Socorro, Texas. The Texas border town is working to restore crumbling white adobe buildings that were once a processing site for millions of Mexicans who came to the U.S. as temporary guest workers for more than two decades starting in World War II. Local officials and preservationists want to create a site that will tell the stories of the “braceros” who worked on farms and railroads.
A building in the historic Rio Vista Farm in Socorro, Texas. The Texas border town is working to restore crumbling white adobe buildings that were once a processing site for millions of Mexicans who came to the U.S. as temporary guest workers for more than two decades starting in World War II.
A building in the historic Rio Vista Farm in Socorro, Texas. The adobe structure shows deterioration that is evident throughout the entire complex.
A building in the historic Rio Vista Farm in Socorro, Texas.
A building in the historic Rio Vista Farm in Socorro, Texas.
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