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By Meg Rogers

for centuries, Portuguese explorers have swept around the globe, a lot of them touchdown in California within the 1840s as whalers, send jumpers, and Gold Rush immigrants. Gold was once the trap, yet land was once the anchor. San Jose turned domestic to
Portuguese immigrants who overcame prejudice to give a contribution to the world politically, socially, and economically. They labored tough, transplanting farming, kin, and festa traditions whereas operating in orchards and dairies. Many got here from the Azores Islands, 800 miles out to sea from mainland Portugal. For over one hundred sixty years, the Portuguese have
enriched San Jose with colourful figures, together with radio megastar Joaquim Esteves; jeweler and filmmaker Antonio Furtado; the charismatic and arguable Fr. Lionel Noia; educator Goretti Silveira; and neighborhood leaders Vicki and Joe Machado.

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