New Post on Pumphouse March 2009
We wanted to add some more recent photos from the construction on the Pumphouse property as well as add more dimension to our previous post on the Pumphouse. As discussed in the earlier post on the Pumphouse, the site itself is a significant marker of the history of the region. If one visits the Pumphouse today, as we did last month or last week, one misses an element of the story. That element relates to labor and the treatment of Mexicanos in the United States. Hidalgo, the town where the Pumphouse is located, was also a port of entry for laborers.
Go to?http://americanhistory.si.edu/onthemove/collection/object_441.html?for a highly significant photograph of Bracero workers being fumigated at site not far from the Pumphouse from the Smithsonian Collection.
(Thank you Dr. Spener for bringing this photograph to my attention.)
Below are a few photos that we took at the Pumphouse during the first week of March.
The photo below is an update of the photo from the original post photographs. ?Recall the photograph of the Winter Texans beside the wall at approximately 18 feet in height. ?That wall segment is the short segment in the far right of the photo below.