Tag: Cook’s Point Barrio

ERNIE 1
Culture, Hola Illinois, Hola Iowa, Immigration, Politics, Quad Cities / , , , , , , , ,

LULAC Davenport Founder series: Ernest Rodriguez

By Catherine Babikian Ernest Rodriguez grew up to be a civil rights leader and worked for change in his community throughout his life. He was born in boxcar #8 in Bettendorf, Iowa. The boxcar wasContinue reading…

CHAVO
Culture, Education, Hola Illinois, Hola Iowa, Immigration, Politics, Quad Cities / , , , , , , ,

LULAC Davenport Founder Series: Salvador Lopez

Salvador Lopez was born in Muscatine, Iowa, in 1928. His parents Antonia and Federico Lopez, had come to the United States from central Mexico some years before. During the Depression, the family moved from Fairport,Continue reading…

HENRY VARGAS
Culture, Education, Hola Iowa, Immigration, Latest News, Quad Cities / , , , , , , , , , , ,

LULAC Davenport Founder series: Henry Vargas

Henry Vargas was born in Davenport, Iowa, in 1929, eight years after his parents had fled Mexico during the Mexican Revolution. In Iowa, his father worked for the Rock Island Railroad, while his mother, EsperanzaContinue reading…