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     Hero Street Memorial History     

 


Year
 
Information or Description
1917
  Large numbers of Mexican workers came to Silvis and were employed by manufacturing shops to strengthen an American workforce diminished by World War I. These large immagrant families could not find homes, so they moved into box cars north of the railraod tracks in Silvis.
 
1930
These Mexican-Americans were forced to move their make-shift homes to second street so they could pay property taxes and utilities the same as other residents.
 
1939
 
WWII & Korean War
 
1967
 
 
1969
By decree of then Silvis Mayor Joe Terronez, second street was renamed "Hero Street".
 
1971
 
 
1983
 
 
1984
 
 
1985
 
   
   
Current
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