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Martin Mauricio - Modern Era

Martin Mauricio was born in Mexico, but sought opportunity and employment in America. After harvesting Christmas trees in Texas, he began trimming trees for Eckert's Orchards, becoming a U. S. citizen in 2004. He recruits and manages Eckert's migrant laborers. After gaining citizenship, he opened a grocery store and Mexican restaurant in Belleville.

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