Photograph of the railroad yard in Silvis, Illinois, the location of the Mexican settlement "La Yarda."

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Photograph of the railroad yard in Silvis, Illinois, the location of the Mexican settlement "La Yarda."

Description

Photograph of the railroad yard in Silvis, Illinois, where many families lived. At its peak, around 400 Mexicans lived in three adjacent areas within the Rock Island railroad yards in Silvis in the Mexican settlement known as La Yarda. The first two areas were reserved for families while a third yard was for single men. They lived in boxcar homes and worked in the shops and the roundhouse.

Source

David & Manuel Macías papers, Iowa Women's Archives, University of Iowa Libraries, Iowa City, Iowa

Description

Photograph of the railroad yard in Silvis, Illinois, where many families lived. At its peak, around 400 Mexicans lived in three adjacent areas within the Rock Island railroad yards in Silvis in the Mexican settlement known as La Yarda. The first two areas were reserved for families while a third yard was for single men. They lived in boxcar homes and worked in the shops and the roundhouse.

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Photograph

Source

David & Manuel Macías papers, Iowa Women's Archives, University of Iowa Libraries, Iowa City, Iowa

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Citation

“Photograph of the railroad yard in Silvis, Illinois, the location of the Mexican settlement "La Yarda.",” Migration is Beautiful, accessed September 23, 2017, http://migration.lib.uiowa.edu/items/show/24920.