July 8, 2014 in Letters, Opinion

Check roots of city


If the Californians who stopped the buses that were bringing small children to a new detention center to be processed had been around in 1873, they would not have had a town. They would have been screaming go home to a Spanish person named Esequial Murrieta.

He bought 52,000 acres to graze sheep and named the town after himself. He went back to Spain and gave the town to his brother, Juan.

So the white people who live there who do not want immigrants processed should be aware their town was started by a Spanish sheepherder.

Laura Wiley


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