La Casita Farms (1966)

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Title

La Casita Farms (1966)

Subject

Labor
Civil rights
Strikes and lockouts

Description

In 1966 a bitter dispute between farmworkers and owners of La Casita Farms, El Texano Ranch, and Griffen & Brand farms took place in Starr County. Farmworkers harvesting melons demanded minimum wage and improved working conditions. Their strike culminated in “La Marcha,” or the march of farmworkers and organizers from Rio Grande City to the state capital in Austin, Texas.

Date

1966

Coverage

Rio Grande City, Texas
Roma, Texas
Starr County, Texas
Austin, Texas

Files

La Casita Farms Select Vegetables Label
Huelga! Farm hands begin walkout in Starr County
La Casita Hopeful Wage Hikes Spread
160 Turn Out for March
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Citation

“La Casita Farms (1966),” UTRGV Digital Exhibits, accessed December 5, 2022, http://omeka.utrgv.edu/items/show/1657.

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