Latinos recent migrant group to call York County home – Iconic image 31/31

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Abe Amoros, York’s first Latino city councilman and a top official in the Pennsylvania’s Democratic Party, is seen in his role as president of the York City Little League Board of Directors during groundbreaking ceremonies in 2005 for two regulation Little League fields at York’s Allen Park. Background posts: Delma Rivera, ‘Legacies,’ Part II, York Spanish Council organized 33 years ago and First York City Latino councilman temporarily state’s top appointed Dem.

Another photo in York Town Square’s series of iconic images – images that tell a story about York County and its history:


Abe Amoros recently resumed his former duties as communications director of the state Democratic Committee after temporarily serving as executive director when the Obama-Clinton campaigns visited the state.
Amoros’ leadership has included key roles in the fast-growing Latino community, a recent wave of immigrants who first started settling in York County after 1730.
Today, more than 3 percent of York County’s population is Latino, according to census numbers from 2000.
This growing number is fueled by large numbers of migrant farm workers laboring in area orchards.
In the eastern Adams County community of York Springs, for example, a quarter of its 600 residents are Latino.
A Spanish-language weekly newspaper published by the Hanover Evening Sun started in late 2007, although it ended in 2009.
So, area Latinos are the fastest-growing group in York County, one of the fastest-growing counties in Pennsylvania.
Posts in this series:
400 years ago, John Smith explored Chesapeake Bay – 1/31 iconic images
Declaration signer James Smith tops York County patriot list – 2/31 iconic images
Going to market a longtime York County pastime – 3/31 iconic images
William C. Goodridge: From slavery to success story – 4/31 iconic images

Rebs’ short York visit creates long memories – 5/31 iconic images
Artist Horace Bonham captured everyday life – 6/31 iconic images
York County farm vs. factory tension relieved in overnight raid – 7/31 iconic images
York County stood firmly behind Allies on all fronts in WW II – 8/31 iconic images
Downtown thrived in post-WW II York – 9/31 iconic images
After WWII success, Farquhar sells assets to out-of-town outfit – 10/31 iconic images.
Sears, York County Shopping Center in the middle of things – 11/31 iconic images
Three Mile Island emergency indelibly written into memories – 12/2 iconic images.
People of varying religious groups founded York County – 13/31 iconic images
President Reagan: ‘Harley is back and standing tall’ – 14/31 iconic images
York’s mayor: ‘We are no longer unprotected’ – 15/31 iconic images
Grange Hall represented past way of York County life – 16/31 iconic images.
York County Honors Choir product of proud moment – 17/31 iconic images.
Meeting of riot victims brought hope for racial accord – 18/31 iconic images.
Property rights foundational factor in Lauxmont dispute – 19/31 iconic images.
New baseball diamond serves as York cornerstone – 20/31 iconic images
Season 2 of York’s campaign to come back – 21-23 of 31 iconic images
York on knees as its men storm Normandy beaches – 24-25 of 31 iconic images
One image illustrates two long-neglected subjects in York area – 26-27 of 31 iconic images
Images explain changes in York County factories, farms – 28-29 of 31 iconic images
York County still home to unvarnished beauty – 30/31 iconic images
Latinos most recent migrant group to call York County home – 31/31 iconic images

About Jim McClure

Editor of the York Daily Record/Sunday News, ydr.com and its many digital products. Journalism/history blogger: yorktownsquare.com. Author or co-author of seven York County, Pa., history books.

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