Plane Wreck at Los Gatos (Deportee)

DESCRIPTION: Once the crop is gathered in, the illegal workers who harvested them can be sent back to Mexico. They are taken and separated and put on a plane across the border. The plane catches fire and crashes over Los Gatos; the Mexicans are killed
AUTHOR: Words: Woody Guthrie / Music: Martin Hoffman
EARLIEST DATE: 1961
KEYWORDS: death disaster foreigner work political flying crash exile emigration
HISTORICAL REFERENCES:
Jan 28, 1948 - The Los Gatos plane crash
FOUND IN:
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Scott-BoA, pp. 367-369, "Plane Wreck at Los Gatos" (1 text, 1 tune)
Greenway-AFP, pp. 294-295, "Plane Wreck at Los Gatos" (1 text)
DT, DEPORTE*

RECORDINGS:
Pete Seeger, "Deportee" (on PeteSeeger41)
File: SBoA367

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