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Flour Power

Date and Time: March 18, 2020, 8:30 AM CT

Location: Fort Hays State University, Forsyth Library, 600 Park St, Hays
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Presented by Gene Chávez

During the period of the Mexican Revolution, many immigrants made their way to Kansas to raise their families and work in the railroad, agricultural, industrial, and hospitality sectors of the state. A cultural offshoot of this new group of Mexican residents settling in the Midwest was the search for the perfect tortilla, a staple of Mexican cuisine. Because corn tortillas were difficult to make by hand, many restaurants and home cooks substituted wheat flour tortillas for their signature dishes. Join us to discuss the rich history of Mexican immigration to Kansas and the journey of the humble but important tortilla.

Part of Latino Stories of Kansas, with support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Pulitzer Prizes Board.

Sponsored by: Fort Hays State University

For more information about this event, please contact:
Valerie Brown-Kuchera
(785) 754-8125


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