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March 20, 2021

Borrego Springs - and Cesar Chavez

Cesar Chavez was born on March 31, 1927 in Yuma, AZ.  I read that this March 31 a series of panels in his honor will be dedicated in Borrego Springs.

On a beautiful Friday morning Fran has bridge scheduled, leaving me free to check out the panels on my own.  And of course check out the Farmer’s Market.  We could use both oranges and tamales.


Laura and Kevin of Chapter3Travels were here a couple weeks ago.  In their blog Laura offered photography tips on the photos they took while here.  I went over to use the WiFi at the library to review the blog.


Per my usual route, I made a run out to Font’s point, where I scattered dads ashes over a decade ago.


Unlike our last trip to Font's Point, I shared the point with only a few Geckos.

A converted bus was stuck in the soft sand as the young couple, who called it home, were working their way up.  Fortunately for them I had the truck and was able to free them, with more sand ahead and less than a mile R/T they decided to walk the rest of the way.


I’ll be doing a zig-zag route around the sculptures and try some of Laura’s tips.  I did take lots of pictures, a few of them made it to this blog.

Alorinis w/ Prey


Grasshopper
The wings on the grasshopper are very well done 
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Grasshopper and Scorpion
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The Serpent
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Galleta Meadows Willies Jeep
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Giant Tortoise
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Indian Head

My last stop was the Farm Workers, the people Cesar Chavez helped organize.

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Farm Workers


The fight is never about grapes or lettuce. It is always about people
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With his success organizing the Delano Grape Strike.  Chavez brought the Grape Strike to Borrego Springs.  Although the grape growers in the Borrego Valley never recovered, the citrus industry thrived.

The students from Borrego High School, over four years, put together the Cesar Chavez panels.  The panels were erected near the Palm Canyon Trailhead within the ABDSP.


Cesar Chavez Panels

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Preservation of one's own culture does not require contempt or disrespect for other cultures. ~Cesar Chavez

Time to head home.


Despite the great tips from Chapter3Travels, I still take snapshots ... just a lot more of them this trip ๐Ÿ˜€