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ALMAGUER,

Pedro & Beatrice Salazar

Year that Family first migrated to the Pacific Northwest, 1969
Texas hometown, Taff, Texas
Settled in,Othello, Wa

Other members of the Original Family:
Pedro F Almaguer Jr (Washinton)
Louis Almaguer (Washington)
Jimmy Almaguer (Washington)
Michael Almaguer (Washington)
Ralph Almaguer (Texas)
David Almaguer (Washington)
Jay Almaguer(Washington)
All brothers one sister, Cindy Almaguer (Washington)

Information submitted by, Jay Almaguer

BECHO,

Vicente (D) & Rebecca

Year that Family first migrated to the Pacific Northwest, 1950's
Texas Hometown,La Grulla and Mission, Texas
Settled in, Outlook, WA

Other Members of the Original Family
Adan Becho, Sunnyside, WA
Pepe and Connie Becho, Grandview, WA
Vicente Becho Jr. (D)
David Becho(D), Bishop, Tx
Manuela Tovar, Sunnyside, WA
Criselda & Nicolas Sustaita ,Sunnyside, WA
Evangelina Becho ,Sunnyside, WA
Becky & Ruben Sanchez(D), Sunnyside, WA
Eva & Roberto Tiliano, Outlook, WA
Bertha & Jose Ochoa, Wenatchee, WA
Maria & Emidio Gomez, Kennewick, WA
Angelica & Olegario Luna, Prosser, WA

Information submitted by, Roberta Verduzco

CARDENAS,

Refugio (D 1988) & Petra (D 2008)

Year that Family first migrated to the Pacific Northwest, 1947
Texas hometown, Weslaco & Brownsville,Texas 
Settled in,Granger, WA

Other members of the Original Family: 
Robert Cardenas (Margarita), Granger, WA.
John Cardenas, Outlook, WA.
Joe Cardenas (Leonor) Granger, WA.
Fred Cardenas (Janie) Granger, WA.
Jane Cardenas (Mario Villanueva) Yakima, WA.
Roy Cardenas (Teresa) Granger, WA.
Mary Cardenas (David Richards) Boardman, ORE.
Refugio Jr. Cardenas (Debbie) Granger, WA.
Ray Cardenas Yakima, WA.
Angie Cardenas (David Antunes) Granger, WA.
Jesse Cardenas (Maria) Zillah, WA.

Information submitted by Roy Cardenas

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS; Our family migrated to Washington in 1947 and settled in Crewport. We later moved to Granger in 1964 and bought a home in Granger in 1966. We the Cardenas family lost our father (1988) and our mother (2008). But the Cardenas family will be around for a long time. With 11 children and spouses, we have 110 grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

CASTELLANO,

Robert & Maggie Gonzales

Year that Family first migrated to the Pacific Northwest, 1962
Texas Hometown, Weslaco, TX.
Settled in, Cornelius, Oregon

Other members of the Original Family
My mother's maiden name is Gonzales, and her family migrated here as well. 
Antonio & Juanita Gonzales.

Information submitted by Cindy Rodriguez

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: 
My family came to the Pacific Northwest in the 1960's as migrants. They began by traveling here each summer to work in the fields and live in the camps of Nyssa, OR. Eventually, they settled here in Cornelius, OR.

CAVASOS,

Jacinto (D 1995) & Leonor Sanchez (D 2005)

Year that family first migrated to the Pacific Northwest, 1953
Texas Hometown, Jacinto came from Lyford, Texas. Family Migrated from Donna, TX
Settled in, Sunnyside, WA

Other members of the Original Family:
Maria Elva Cavazos [Felipe Munoz(D)]Georgetown, TX
Elida Cavazos(D) [Martin Garcia]
Petra Cavazos [Severo Perez]Donna, TX
Martha Cavazos [Florentino Patina]Grandview,WA
Conrado Cavazos (D) [Rosie Guerra]Sunnyside, WA
Jacinto Cavazos, Jr.Yakima, WA
Louis Cavazos [Beatrice Cantu]Sunnyside, WA
Robert Cavazos [Maria Morfin]Sunnyside, WA
Rosalinda Cavazos Hermiston, OR
Maria Alica Cavazos [David Guevara]Sunnyside, WA

Information submitted by Martha Patina

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:
Jacinto Cavazos and wife Leonor Sanchez migrated to Sunnyside, WA from the Rio Grande Valley Texas via Guadalupe Arizona, where they left beautiful friends. Arriving in Sunnyside early spring of 1953, the asparagus fields with the shades of green were waiting. The family worked in the sugar beets, hops, onions, and strawberries fields. Later conquering the orchards of apples, peaches, cherries and pears. Between 1953-1956, the family spent the winters in Guadalupe, Arizona and the rest of the year in Sunnyside, WA. The year of 1956 after a close call with the voladeros de Las Vegas, the family called it quits to winter migration. The further the family traveled after the crops was Gracie and Blackfoot, Idaho, Madras and Culver, Oregon. The family has wonderful memories of those travels with friends such as Antonio Daniel, Sr. and family, Jose Rocha and family, Don Pablo Gonzalez and family, and many more. The 70's brought change, Family members no longer work in the fields. Now its warehouses, schools, truck drivers, and city employees, etc. Travel now is done in the skies. But the memories are always with us.

DUARTE,

Juan (D) & Isabel Vargas (D) 

Year that family first migrated to the Pacific Northwest, 1969
Texas Hometown, Hidalgo, TX.
Settled in, Stanwood WA north of Seattle

Other members of the Original Family:
Joe & Lupe Duarte, Mt Vernon Wa
Andrea & Juventino Fernandez,Stanwood.
Ernie, Erasmo & Luisa ,Tri-cites,
Rosie Duarte Mt.Vernon Wa.

Information submitted by Luisa Nino

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: 
My mother was born in Los Indios, TX.. My dad in Mexico but we live in Hidalgo until we migrated to Tri-cites and decide to stay in Stanwood WA. Where I lost my dad at 49 years old. My mom lived to be 60. This is why you doing what you do really touches my heart. wrtiting this brings back lots of good memories. We worked hard, but being next to my parents was all worth it. .Again, Thank You. Luisa

ELIZONDO,

Jose & Elisa

Year that Family first Migrated to The Pacific Northwest, 1967
Texas Hometown, Weslaco, Texas
Settled in,Granger, WA

Other Members of the Original Family,
Epifanio
Juana Maria
Blanca Estella
Jose Jr.
Jesus Manuel
Heriberto
Rogelio
Roberto
Reynaldo

Information submitted by, Epifanio Elizondo

ESCOBAR/MORALES/MONTELONGO

Juan Huerta Escobar & Guadalupe M Escobar

Year that Family first Migrated to The Pacific Northwest, 1973/1975
Texas Hometown, HARLINGEN, TEJAS
Settled in,IN A COUNTRY CLUB OF THE YAKIMA VALLEY KNOWN AS GRANGER, WASHINGTON

Other Members of the Original Family,
MANUELA MORALES - (AMA)ZILLAH,WA (D)
GUADALUPE MONTELONGO ESCOBAR - (MA ANE, LUPIYA)ZILLAH,WA (STILL DANCING)
JUAN HUERTA ESCOBAR - (FATHER)EDINBURG, TX (STILL KICKING, LAST IHEARD)
JUANA E. POSADA - (SIS) HARLINGEN,TX
ESTELLA E. RODRIGUEZ - (SIS) ZILLAH, WA
ADAN ESCOBAR - LA LA LAND (WALLA WALLA) WA (D- WHEN CRUDOS O TOO MUCH BAILE ANOCHE)
GUADALUPE ESCOBAR - (SIS, PITA) ZILLAH, WA
JOSE ESCOBAR - (BRO, JOEY)TOPPENISH, WA
LUPILLO MONTELONGO - (PRIMO MAYOR) GRANGER,WA
CHUY MONTELONGO - (PRIMO) MOXEE CITY, WA ( I THINK?)
LUCHA MONTELONGO - (PRIMA) BUENA, WA - CAPITAL OF THE YAKIMA VALLEY ;o)
ABEDE M. AMARILLAS - (LA TIA)TOPPENISH, WA

Information submitted by, Adan Escobar

 

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS
Adan Escobar (El Armadillo) here ... My familia migrated to Washington State in the hopes of finding gold but instead we found lots of work in the fields. We hopped in my primo's Chuy Montelongo station wagon one day in 73 and headed for Washington. I wish we could of had a Troque because we were like sardinas in that wayina. I asked, to meet the president in Washington DC? The other Washington in the corner of the states I was told. Hey, what choice did I have, I was already in the wagon and my mother had given up the apartment in the projects where we lived. Boy, I'm glad we got out of there. Life was much better in the north but yearning to go back to Texas was key to my family and I.  
We went back to Texas where I spent the best short years of my life but we headed back to Washington in 75 and stayed here since then.Working in the fields in my teen years also helped me appreciate more the life of the migrant worker and helped me understand my roots better. Most of my agriculture work experience came from the hop fields. Learning how to drive a hop truck or tractor w/trialer was a challenge but rewarding. By age 18 I was supervising the harvest crew and did for a few years. 
After a near death experience in the fields it was time for a different career. I was already in the radio market on the weekends and evenings when I turned 18 so it made it a little easy for me to persue a radio career. Education was the key out of the fields. I always thought work was a necessity. My mother always used to joke. Sigue la educacion, si no, te vas a volver en un locutor. It's payed off, now I work for a great television network and still do my Tejano radio show on Sundays on KHSS-FM 100.7 Walla Walla/Tri-Cities. Keeping La Onda going is my mission in this life.

Webmaster's note: We at PNTMA hold the most highest regard for Adan 'El Armadillo' Escobar. Like but a few, he volunteers his time with countless hours devoted to Keeping La Onda Tejana Alive. You will always see him helping out at our events, and for that we are most grateful. Adan Escobar is a PNTMA MEMBER-AT-LARGE.