From the Archives

Last week’s Remember When mystery photo showed five members of a Tracy lowrider bicycle club in April 1979.

Gil Gomez identified himself and four others in the photo: from left, Gil “Gibby” Gomez, Marty Martinez, Phillip Valdespino Jr., David Santos and Pete Arias.

“Wow, that was many years ago,” he wrote.

Valdespino also responded, reporting that the name of the group was “Chicano Cruisers.”

Lendy Gomez recognized several of those in the photo. He noted that lowriding has long been a part of Hispanic culture, and youths rode specially customized bikes before they were old enough to drive lowrider cars.

Valdespino also responded, reporting that the name of the group was “Chicano Cruisers.”

This week’s mystery photo, below, shows a group of women employed at a local food processing plant in the late 1940s. Who were they, and where did they work?

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If you know the answer or can’t wait until next week to get it, email Sam Matthews at shm@tracypress.com or call 830-4234.

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