Cesar Chavez National Monument gets superintendent

The Cesar Chavez national monument in Keene finally has a superintendent, according to the Bakersfield Californian.

Last year, President Obama came to Kern County to declare the site a national monument.

Ruben Andrade -- who is a central valley native –said  that because of his great respect for the work of Chavez, being the first superintendent of the monument is, ”A dream come true.”

The tranquil site, known as La Paz, honors Cesar Chavez and the feats of the farm worker movement.

A visitor center and the memorial garden where Chavez is buried are open to the public.

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