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Cesar E. Chavez National Monument, Keene

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Cesar E. Chavez National Monument is a 116acre U.S. National Monument in Keene, Kern County, California. The property was the headquarters of the United Farm Workers, and home to César Chávez from the early 1970s until his death in 1993; it includes his gravesite.HistoryCesar E. Chavez National Monument was established by President Barack Obama on October 8, 2012 by proclamation under authority of the Antiquities Act. The monument is located among the Tehachapi Mountains in Keene, California, about 27mi southeast of Bakersfield. The property is known as Nuestra Señora Reina de la Paz (La Paz), which was designated as a National Historic Landmark along with the monument on October 8, 2012.The monument is the 398th unit the National Park System and is managed collaboratively by the National Park Service and the National Chavez Center. The Center and members of the Chávez family offered to donate properties at La Paz to the federal government to establish the national monument. Initial funding was provided by the National Park Foundation's America Latino Heritage Fund. Some of the monument's services and programs are still in development, but a visitor center and memorial garden where Chavez is buried are open to the public.
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  • I learned of the existence of this new National Monument while visiting the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. They had a map showing parks administered by the National Park Service in S...  read more »
  • An "orgullo Hispano" to me is Cesar Chavez. A great leader who stood up for the injustices of the Hispanic farm hands throughout the west, especially in California. He started the labor movement calle...  read more »
  • César E. Chávez National Monument is in the very small town of Keene, approximately 30 miles southeast of Bakersfield via Highway 58. The monument is part of a property known as Nuestra Señora Reina d...  read more »
  • Widely recognized as the most important Latino leader in the United States during the twentieth century, César E. Chávez led farm workers and supporters in the establishment of the country's first permanent agricultural union. His leadership brought sustained international attention to the plight of U.S. farm workers, and secured for them higher wages and safer working conditions
  • Commemorating the life of a truly amazing man.
  • Amazing.... A must see.
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