Camels were brought to Texas from N. Africa in 1855 by 17 year old Jose Mendez and Juan Gonzales. Joe Pena, retired Police Chief of Port Lavaca Texas plans to come as his ancestor, Mendez, in Parade of Ancestors March 17 during the day dedicated to All Calhoun Colunty's Cultures and Cuisines.
updated Aug 27,2023 Now back in Atlanta. Recently appointed by mayor to Board of Chattahoochee Brick Company to memorialize convict lease labor; joined committee for disarmament and to end war of Women's International League for Peace and Freedom; still managing Facebook groups Woman's Work Goes On, It's About time, and White Southerners Talking About Reparations. contact me in a comment there or at email@example.com Please feel free to use anything on my site and I'll be honored if you do; but if you do, please cite Peggy Dobbins and include a link to peggydobbins.net