Wickenburg Chamber Of Commerce Publishes Wickenburg Hispanic Pioneer Families: “Nuestras Memorias”

While the flamboyant pages of Arizona history like to linger around Wickenburg’s gold mining days and the colorful characters and stories from them, some of Wickenburg’s most memorable moments of courage, faith, and public service from its familias. Convinced they could find a better life amidst the social inequities that roiled before the Mexican Revolution, Hispanic pioneers traveled from their Sonora, Mexico homes to this northern reach of the Hispanic ranching frontier.

Wickenburg Chamber of Commerce’s book, Nuestras Memorias, recalls Wickenburg’s Hispanic Pioneer Families and celebrates the town’s rich cultural heritage with photographs and anecdotes from Mexican pioneers that helped tame this desert mining town, as well as their descendants that still live here today. These homesteaders established the town’s first school, St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Cattle ranches, worked the area mines and opened businesses to accommodate the growing community. These are the people who helped make Wickenburg the culturally rich town it is today. Meet the people, their remembrances, and the traditions that make Wickenburg the kind of place where people put down roots.

The 160-page book, published by the Wickenburg Chamber of Commerce through a grant from the Arizona Office of Tourism, and written for the Chamber by Julia Macias Brooks, a 5th generation descendant and Executive Director of the Wickenburg Chamber of Commerce, who collected and curated all of the photographs. Juan C. Jimenez of Jimenez Design designed the layout with the author.

This book is available from the Wickenburg Chamber Visitor’s Center, and in selected local stores. The Book will serve for many years as Wickenburg’s Historical Hispanic Families reference, as well as the book of choice for those wanting information on genealogy.

Special discounts are available for multiple orders. Call The Chamber at 928-684-5479 or email info@wickenburgchamber.com | Book Order Form


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