The Daily Gazette
By Ali Syed, and Tej Mahale
How George Milton saw it
How Curley Tater saw it
The Great Depression
Lennie Small, Salinas, California
Monday June 4th,1930 (10:45am) Salinas County Cemetery
Pet soft things like mouse fur
Bucking Barley at the Tater Ranch
Tall, Partly Bald, Mentally ill, Nice and he could Buck Barley like nobody else could.
Linda Tater , Salinas, California
Monday June 4th,1930 (11:45am) Salinas County Cemetery
Curley Tater (husband) John Tater (Father in Law)
Flirt with workers on the ranch
Pretty, Brunette, FlirtyMurdered
A letter to the boss.
You sir are making this hard on all of us workers. We work hard everyday, every second that we're here and we're always stuck in the heat, with money lower than what we need. You've messed with us enough, and we are done with your shitty treatment to us workers. If you keep giving us that bullshit, then we will have no choice but to go on a strike!
Now listen up carefully.
We want the wage to increase, especially since the economic downfall,where almost everyone here is depressed because of that, besides you. It ain't nough' for us to live like this. Now look at the black man you hired and made him work for you. What happened? Oh nothing except that his back is fucking CROOKED.
We want enough money to buy our own little piece a'land an' cause' right now I ain't got nothin. We've been workin here for years, and we steal ain't got no land. No place to truly call home.
We want to become independent, free, and some of us wan' a family to live or start one ourselfs. So can you please feel the least of pity for us? Look deep into your heart and let us have better working conditions, and better wages for all of us. Our hard work has payed off many times, so please just we're asking you this one time. But if you refuse our offer, then we WILL GO ON STRIKE.
Sincerely, The ranchers.