"My Grandfather Refujio Hernandez, and Marcos Poblano started coming to the Cypress Street area 1908-1915. In 1918, he brought the family back to the Cypress Street area to stay-Pabla Chaves Hernandez, Enedio, Isabel, Macarea, Jose, Jesus Hernandez. They picked citrus fruits, and vegetables. They were able to work 6 months out of the year (seasonal). Nobody would hire them because they were Mexican."
"My uncle, Jesus Hernandez, eight years old, would go to the Santiago Packing house to earn a few pennies picking up small pieces of ice to sell around the neighborhood. Not knowing any better, when he went back for more ice a big piece of ice fell on his head and killed him instantly. Being what the times were at that time, they went to court and lost."