Ranching, Rails, and Clay: The Development and Demise of the Town of Rincon/Prado

Ranching, Rails, and Clay The Development and Demise of the Town of Rincon/Prado Archaeological Data Recovery Efforts at CA-RI

By Matthew A. Sterner

Technical Series 83

231 pp. / 8.50 x 11.00 / 2005

Paper (978-1-8794-4285-6)

Price : $35.00

This volume is an archaeological study of the Mexican immigrants who moved to Prado, California, and created a pottery-making community in the rural town. The Prado potters personified the entrepreneurial spirit, successfully establishing a pottery-making community that attracted attention locally and regionally. The study examines everything from the artifacts they left behind to the stories conveyed through their adult children and reveals a vivid glimpse into immigrant life in early twentieth-century southern California. In addition to examining the archaeology of pottery manufacturing, this volume delves into the historical and sociological aspects of the families who put this community on the local map.


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