Hispanic Heritage Month – Bracero Program

In 1942, the US and Mexico began the Bracero Program. This brought millions of Mexican men to rural communities across the US, including our own, to address a WWII labor shortage. Some of these workers stayed and raised families in Churchill County. #hispanicheritagemonth

Man with a large hat, overalls, and denim jacket leaning against a long counter while a woman in cardigan types on a typewriter on the other side. There are several other men lined up along the counter and many more men behind them.
Photograph, caption: “Mexican farm workers who have been accepted for farm labor in the U.S. through the Braceros program.” Still Pictures Idenifier 16-G-159-2-N6173 Rediscovery Identifier 23461

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