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Park Service considers protecting sites significant to Cesar Chavez's life

May 15, 2011 9:19:02 PM- latimes.com
A complex where the legendary activist and his United Farm Workers colleagues signed historic contracts, a retreat where he is buried and the 300-mile route of the UFW's 1966 protest march from Delano to Sacramento are among the candidates for protection.

Forty-one years ago, Cesar Chavez and local table grape growers gathered in a squat white building surrounded by vineyards and weeds on the western edge of this Central Valley community to sign contracts that brought large-scale unionization to agriculture for the first time in history.


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