It was an honor to be one of many grand marshals for the 1990 Gold Rush Days Parade. We represented our ancestors, the early Hispanic settlers of Wickenburg.
My Aunt Eva Ocampo Ortega and I represented the Valencia, Teodoro Ocampo and Quesada families.
There were about 12 grand marshals representing their ancestors. Most riding in automobiles. My Aunt Eva and I were on a 1965 Ford red convertible.
I have always thought it was very gracious of Julie Brooks, executive director of the Wickenburg Chamber of Commerce to have invited all of us to represent Wickenburg in this manner.
Alice O. Quesada