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The Chavira family's train ride west to a new life in L.A.

Apr 7, 2011 9:52:59 PM- latimes.com
The Chaviras and thousands of other families came to California during its biggest boom. They arrived during an optimistic age when suburbs were built and freeways carved through the city. And they gave their children a hold on the American dream.

The Chavira family arrived in Los Angeles in style, riding all the way from El Paso in the passenger cars of the Southern Pacific Railroad.