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Herlinda Wong Chew and children - Herlinda Wong Chew is to the far right of the image. Herlinda Wong Chew was born in Guadalajara to Chinese parents. At the time of the Mexican Revolution she was living in Juarez and was among the youngsters who sold candy and cookies to the rebel soldiers at their camp near the smelter. After her marriage she and her husband moved to El Paso and became business partners and owners of the New China Grocery Company. Fluent in four languages, English, Spanish, French and Chinese, she worked continually for mutual understanding between the Mexican, Chinese, and American peoples. In addition to her business dealings and raising eight children, she was a student of international affairs, learned immigration law, and served as honorary Chinese consul in El Paso.

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Out of Area / Out of Area, (1930 - 1939), Meet El Pasoans

  • Herlinda Wong Chew
  • women
  • Asian Americans
  • Meet El Pasoans

March is Women's History Month. This woman and her children served the borderplex.

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