[Fire in Ringgold]

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This article deals with the wildfire that destroyed the town of Ringglod, Texas. Both the original Spanish article and the English translation are included.

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5 p. ; 28 cm.

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Castillo, José L. January 5, 2006.

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  • Castillo, José L. José L. Castillo, a correspondent for the international EFE News Service, donated his archive of photographs taken between July 2004 and July 2006 to the UNT Archives. The images depict protests and political events in the Latino community, including the march protesting immigration bill HR 4437 in April 2006 by more than 350,000 people; Hispanic community and political leaders; and festivals, Latino soccer leagues and other gatherings in the North Texas area. Featured subjects include Fort Worth Mayor Mike Moncrief; former Dallas Mayor Laura Miller, Dallas ISD Superintendent Michael Hinojosa; former LULAC President Hector Flores.

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  • Lopez, Edgar University of North Texas Archives, Graduate Library Assistant

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This article deals with the wildfire that destroyed the town of Ringglod, Texas. Both the original Spanish article and the English translation are included.

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5 p. ; 28 cm.

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José L. Castillo Photograph Collection

José L. Castillo, a correspondent for the international EFE News Service, donated his archive of photographs taken between July 2004 and July 2006 to the UNT Archives. The images depict protests and political events in the Latino community, including the march protesting immigration bill HR 4437 in April 2006 by more than 350,000 people; Hispanic community and political leaders; and festivals, Latino soccer leagues and other gatherings in the North Texas area.

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Close-up of a Hispanic man wearing a baseball cap and glasses crying as he surveys the scorched ground around him. On January 1, 2006, the Texas town of Ringgold was devastated in a fire that forced thousands of people to evacuate several towns in North Texas. Around 32 houses were destroyed in Ringgold, a ranching town of about 250 people. Mr. Castillo provided this information about this photo: Reyes Morales, de 48 años de edad, derrama algunas lágrimas frente a lo que fue su hogar en la localidad de Ringgold, a 180 Km al norte de Dallas (Texas). Morales perdió todos sus bienes materiales y espera la ayuda del gobierno para reconstruir su casa y su vida.

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A man wearing a baseball cap drives a tractor as he surveys the fire-damaged ground and property behind him. On January 1, 2006, the Texas town of Ringgold was devastated in a fire that forced thousands of people to evacuate several towns in North Texas. Around 32 houses were destroyed in Ringgold, a ranching town of about 250 people. Mr. Castillo provided this information about this photo: Reyes Morales, de 48 años de edad, utiliza un tractor para limpiar lo que quedó de su vivienda destruida por el fuego que arrasó la localidad de Ringgold, a 180 Km al norte de Dallas (Texas). Morales perdió todos sus bienes materiales y espera la ayuda del gobierno para reconstruir su casa y su vida.

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  • January 5, 2006

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Castillo, José L. [Fire in Ringgold], text, January 5, 2006; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth91151/: accessed August 26, 2016), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.