Pacoima has risen to make a significant impact on the country and even the world. Despite the stolen Indian land, treatment as second-class citizens, forced imprisonment, civil rights violations, and a crack epidemic nearly destroyed the town.
Ritchie Valens, Heisman Trophy winner Charles White, Danny Trejo, World Boxing Champ Bobby Chacon, and Grammy winner Andráe Crouch all grew up in the small town of Pacoima. Their triumphant tales are just a few of the fascinating stories.
The nation’s first public charter school, the world’s largest earth-filled dam, and the nation’s #1 ranked high school football team, are all part of this historic town’s past. Story after story is awe-inspiring with rare vintage photos.
Johnny Carson once made Pacoima a punch-line, taking potshots during his routine, as he perpetuated the negative hype. This book unleashes a town that many never knew existed. From its earliest inhabitants to its modern-day presence, the entrance to Pacoima’s incredible story is now open.
Paperback, 654 pages
Published November 19th 2019 by Baitcal Publishing
Original Title: The Entrance Pacoima's Story
Edition Language: English
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