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Thread #41992   Message #3541758
Posted By: Bob Bolton
25-Jul-13 - 08:27 PM
Thread Name: Origin: Plane Wreck At Los Gatos (background)
Subject: RE: Origin: Plane Wreck At Los Gatos (background)
G'day Joe ... &c ...,

An interesting point that I notice, now we have the full listings of the names of the Mexican workers being repatriated.

Woody Guthrie, starting from his central anger at the apparent anonymity of the 28 Mexican braceros and 'overstaying' agricultural workers, picked four 'Mexican' names out of the air for the chorus: Juan, Roselita (sp?), Jesus & Maria.

For this small guess he was 75% accurate as there were, indeed a Juan, Jesus and Maria: ... apparently the sole female Mexican in the list!