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Chicano Park San Diego was already such a historic place for the Mexicans living there So when the government tried taking the land that was rich in history and culture from the people there was protest The neighborhood known as barrio Logan was rich in population consisting of many Chicanos where the population was 20000 and it was like a little village of Mexico in the US The people of barrio Logan never had to leave town to function as a community They never had to leave to get groceries buy clothes all kids knew each other and all went to the same school The people of the neighborhood were not at all financially stable they were all quite poor but they were all happy There was no inequality in the barrio between different classes and races All were Chicano and they were in similar situations The population was made up of Mexicans who migrated from Mexico to California so it was like a big family The trouble began in 1924 when the first border checkpoints were created This was the first sign of government intervention in this area Then came 1929 when the World War was over and the white soldiers returned and took back their old jobs and left the Chicanos without work Many of the Chicanos moved out of barrio Logan to seek jobs and new homes When World War II began and the white soldiers were away at war the Chicanos were again in demand to fill the vacant job positions So again the barrios flourished with Chicanos Eventually industrialization hit San Diego and many of the people of barrio Logan were forced out of their homes and their neighborhood became the site of highways and junkyards The only thing left to look forward to was the development of a park that was promised to them by the state The promise was not intended to be kept as
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