The Dam called "El Cedral"

Relationship: Child of im/migrant

The Dam called El Cedral My object is a place named “El Cedral”. This is a huge dam located in Mexico, the state of Hidalgo and near the city of Pachuca. This takes place back in the 1980’s where my dad’s family wanted to create a small store/business in the huge, exploring park called El Cedral where there would be a lot of tourists and businesses. Along with my dad was his family, parents, and siblings (I do not wish to name them). In El Cedral, everyone had to work very hard because they didn’t grow in a bed of roses, so they needed the money. In the business, they sold many common resources for tourists and visitors for example candy, beverages, traditional food, junk food, cigarettes, and more. My dad migrated to the U.S.A. in 1999; I was then born in 2004, went to Mexico 3 times and in the 1st time I met my whole family. By the time I was 12, some of my family had passed away (in peace they may rest) so I had to help my aunt and cousin with the store. This is very important to me because it was part of my dad’s childhood and teenage years which shaped him and me while growing up. 

Place(s): Mexico, Hidalgo, Pachuca, El Cedral
Year: 1999

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Relationship:  Child of im/migrant Child of im/migrant