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Memories of the Ramirez family

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From left, Brown Alba, a person named Tom and Fletcher Ramirez stand in Ramirez Market and La Marketa. Courtesy photoA person named Tom helps Fletcher Ramirez at Ramirez Market. Courtesy photo

The city of Elgin is hosting a yearlong Sesquicentennial celebration in honor of the community’s founding in 1872. This week's Sesquicentennial Story is from Ron Ramirez, third generation Elginite, mayor 2020-22, retired U.S. postmaster for Elgin and a community volunteer. 2022 is a year for the entire community to commemorate, educate and celebrate the rich history and highlight the cultural fabric of the last one hundred and 50 years. The Elgin Courier is generously sharing a weekly “Sesquicentennial Story,” intended to provide new perspectives, pay tribute to the past, and help the community join together throughout the year and beyond.Elgin is our home with our town celebrating it Sesquicentennial, I ...

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