May 25, 2022

The authors of the Calexico history book will organize a meet and greet

CALEXIC — Members of the public are invited to record their historical accounts and archive artifacts for a forthcoming book on the ancient history of Calexico during a meeting with the authors of the book.

The meeting with the authors of the book will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, February 25 and from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, February 26 at the Carmen Durazo Cultural Arts Center, 421 Heffernan Ave., Calexico.

The ability to record his historical account remotely via Zoom at a later date will also be available to community members who wish to contribute information for the book.

Previously, the nonprofit Calexico Arts Council selected Mexicali-based historians Yolanda Sanchez Ogas and Francisco Javier Palacios Flores to write the first installment in a proposed series of books on the history of Calexico, from its founding at the turn of the 20and century to the present day.

Sanchez Ogas and Palacios Flores will be co-authors of a book devoted to the beginnings of the city, from around 1900 to 1920. Both are considered experts in the history of the Mexicali region and know by default the outlines of the Calexico debut. .

The authors are interested in speaking with community members who have knowledge or artifacts, such as pictures, of Calexico dating from the late 1800s to 1920s.

Community members interested in speaking with the authors of the book are invited to make an appointment by contacting Arts Council President Carmen Durazo at [email protected]

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Otherwise, author interviews will be conducted on a first-come, first-served basis.

The forthcoming books will make extensive use of images, maps, charts and drawings, representing approximately one-third of their respective content.

For the first installment, its text will be written in Spanish by the authors, then translated into English to take into account the remaining part of the book of approximately 150 pages.