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El Camino: Georgia flea market estilo Mexico

El Camino: Georgia flea market estilo Mexico
Manuel Casados, 50, came to the U.S. 10 years ago with a guest worker visa to pick tobacco in North Carolina. “It was really hard work, a hard life,” Casados said. “There are no breaks and you are hunched over all day.” He left that job after one season and moved to the Atlanta area,... Read more »

El Camino: From Costa Rica to North Carolina

El Camino: From Costa Rica to North Carolina
Sussy Huskey, 36, moved from Costa Rica to North Carolina 15 years ago. She was recruited by Harrah’s to work at a casino on an Indian reservation in Cherokee. “The Cherokee people gave me a nice welcome because of my dark skin and hair,” Huskey said. “At first they thought I was Cherokee too.” But... Read more »

El Camino: From Guatemala to the home of Davy Crockett

El Camino: From Guatemala to the home of Davy Crockett
Rosaura Lima, 40, played with her children in the parking lot of a budget hotel in Morristown, Tennessee, the boyhood home of Davy Crockett. She lives in Bowling Green, Kentucky, with her husband, Roman Martinez, 43, who traveled 250 miles to Morristown for a construction job. She was trying to keep the kids busy, as... Read more »
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El Camino: On the road to Selma

El Camino: On the road to Selma
We drove from Montgomery to Selma, Alabama, on U.S. Highway 80 on the road that those who fought for civil rights traveled in 1965. We stopped midway between the two cities where marchers set up a “Tent City.” Today at that spot is the Lowndes Interpretive Center. There were photos, videos and audio testimonials of... Read more »

El Camino: Fighting fracking in North Carolina

El Camino: Fighting fracking in North Carolina
Our road took us through North Carolina and to Cherokee, the site of an Indian reservation and a Harrah’s casino. I wasn’t interested in gambling just driving through the reservation to see what we would find. At the main intersection on the reservation and across the street from the casino, there were people holding “Don’t... Read more »

El Camino: Bristol, a border city

El Camino: Bristol, a border city
Bristol is not what you expect when you think of a border city. You walk down the town center, or State Street, and it separates Virginia from Tennessee. It’s known as the birthplace of country music. In 1927, Victor Peer, a record producer with the Victor Talking Machine Company, set up a temporary recording studio.... Read more »
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El Camino: Bourbon in his blood

El Camino: Bourbon in his blood
Freddie Johnson grew up walking the grounds of Buffalo Trace, America’s oldest bourbon distillery, located north of Frankfort, Kentucky. His grandfather worked at the distillery more than 50 years. And his father worked there more than 40 years. He remembers being 5 years old and walking into the warehouses to see the stacks of bourbon... Read more »

El Camino: Road trip across America

El Camino: Road trip across America
Before I take a trip, I always make sure I have a pendant of the Virgin Mary in my suitcase. I pinned her inside my orange rolling suitcase as we prepared to leave Chicago for a cross-country road trip. I also said a Hail Mary. My husband and I are spending our summer vacation on... Read more »