Nearby my home there's a small cemetery that is the burial place for about 200 Mexican and Yaqui farm workers and their families, who lived and worked in the area from 1916 to 1943. The land was owned by the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company during the time it raised cotton for the fiber needed for automobile tires.
During the course of time, the cemetery has changed hands many times and is currently owned by a California investment group who bought it on a tax auction. Several community groups volunteer to help clean it up a few times a year.
Plaque on the wall, next to the entrance to the cemetery.
Most of the graves are marked only by a cross made of pipes painted in white. Some have a heart at the center of the cross. Research done by the Pioneers' Cemetery Association identified 182 of the graves; nearly half were babies who died before their first birthday. Some plots appear to still have regular family visitors, as evidenced by the not-yet-faded color of the plastic flowers on some of the graves.