Carabao Selected Vegetables

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Title

Carabao Selected Vegetables

Description

Packing label for Reyes & Betita's farm in Arroyo Grande, California. The label reads, "Carabao Selected Vegetables. Grown and packed by Reyes & Betita, Arroyo Grande, California. Produce of U.S.A." The image depicts a farmer on a cart pulled by a carabao on a farm in the Philippines.

Salvador Dolendo Reyes (b. November 28, 1901 - d. November 18, 1967) migrated to the U.S. in the early 1920s from Barotac Nuevo, Iloilo, Philippines. Reyes' cousin Felipe Betita (b. 1908 - d.1995) migrated to the United States in 1928 from the same hometown as Reyes in the Philippines. He started working in Guadalupe, California, at the M.W. Watson farm along with Reyes. They moved to Arroyo Grande, California, to work, where Reyes started sharecropping at Steele Ranch. Then during the war, they were finally able to purchase land in Arroyo Grande, when the Japanese farmers were interned.

Coverage

Arroyo Grande, California

Date

Late 1940s-early 1950s

Creator

Stecher-Traung

Contributor

Genoveba Breitstein

Format

Packing label

Source

Email

Language

English

Type

Still image

Identifier

USA-CA-04082013-A0001-003

Files

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Citation

Stecher-Traung , “Carabao Selected Vegetables,” The Re/Collecting Project , accessed November 19, 2017, http://reco.calpoly.edu/items/show/1214.

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