of Mexican migrant workers|
One the road to
Panna Maria, you'll pass a cemetery
on your right. This small, but well-populated cemetery had a poignant founding.
Christobal Guerra Jr. was bringing water to his father while he was plowing a
field for the landowner. Somehow his presence frightened the animals pulling the
plow and the boy was trampled to death in front of his father.
was buried where he died and the landlowner donated the site for a cemetery. Over
the years it more and more graves were added. The migrant workers from Mexico
who worked on the ranches and farms of Karnes County and had the misfortune of
dying far from home at least had a way to be together in death.
shrine / shed to Cristobal Guerra Jr. |
The photo above
shows a shed erected in memory of the child. The complete story is told in a newspaper
article from the Victoria Advocate that someone has mounted under glass in the
Our thanks to Mike Parker of Apex, N.C. for corrections to
this page. - Editor
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