By Mary Gould
When Ramon Lugo reminisces about his life, he speaks of hard work on farm fields as a child and on battlefields as a young man.
Once the Lugo children got old enough, they worked in the fields, picking cotton, carrots and cantaloupe during the summers in their hometown, Glendale, Arizona.
“I guess you’d call it child labor now. It was rough,” he said.
The family lived in the barrio on the other side of the railroad tracks from Anglos. "The tracks were like a divider: 'You guys belong there,' " he said.