It also encourages civic involvement and pride from the people. The tourist industry helps to provide cultural exchanges between local people and tourists from around the globe. There is also the immense benefit from the encouragement of and preservation of the celebration of local festivals and cultural events that might otherwise be lost over time. The final benefit to the social aspect of Machu Picchu’s community is that the tourism industry helps to facilitate the infrastructure and facilities that are used by tourism (e.g. the railway) and in doing so, it can prove to also benefit the residents as well (e.g. transportation maintenance and support). (Barcelona Field Studies Centre S.L., Machu Picchu: Impact of Tourism)
With all these travelers from the east and different country made California a “melting pot” of different people and culture. When news that California that had gold began to spread outside of the United State it first hit Mexico and Hawaii lead to the first wave of immigrants with the purpose of mining. Then, news the quickly across the world from South America to Europe and from Australian to Asian, the impact was so big that the text said, “Irish immigration to the United States, already at 100,000 a year in 1847, more than double to 220,000 by 1851” (Gillon, 297). With all these people mining towns would quickly pop up across California, and these towns with every race you could think such as Black, French, Irish, Chinese, Mexican, and etc. The towns were constantly busy with people moving to and from mine and rivers. With a day or a week of work could make you a nice amount of profit, you could entertain yourself for a while before you had to go back to mining with bars, gambling parlors, and whore house. Prostitutes made good money because in text said that, “ One prostitute in California Boasted of making more than $50000in a year.” (Gillon, 297). I could imagine myself being there if I made it there.
John Steinbeck’s “Cannery Row” shows how people living there dealt with the hardships brought by the Great Depression. Steinbeck set his novel in the 1930’s in Cannery Row, California. The canneries are an integral part of the fish industry and Steinbeck makes the ailing American economy a critical part of everyone’s lives in his novel. He show how different characters, with different points of view with the exact same situation.
First, Gulf of Mexico has many different creatures to catch. It is called the Gulf of Mexico because it runs by Mexico and up by Florida. My Papa, who is big into fishing, took us out on his boat. He took us out several miles and then showed us how to put the bait on the hook. We caught a lot of fish that we would not see here. My sister caught a puffer fish. It was a big fish that blew up like a balloon. She also caught a snake fish. She gave it to my dad to help him catch bigger fish. Instead of catching bigger fish, he caught two baby sharks. I caught an electric eel and a grunt fish. The grunt fish sounded like a pig. You could also catch tiger fish, cat fish, and swordfish. It was fun to see all the different fish.
Back in June 1846, the Mexican territory of California was about to witness the Bear Flag Revolt, a series of events that would forever change the territory. It all started several years back, with a small group of American citizens coming from Oregon and the east. Consequently, bringing concern to the Mexican government. Some military excursions specially the one led by john C. Freemont, alerted the local government and military commandants to heed the warning and pay special attention to the "The illegal immigrants in California" as the book calls them. A group of Anglo-Americans, who were drown to California by the lure of "Glowing reports". The first men were trappers and hunters, some came
Isla Holbox, an island just northwest of Cancun, Mexico, has always sustained human life; the Mayans and other indigenous people of Central America and Mexico steadily populated the islands of Quintana Roo. However, During the 17th and 18th centuries Isla Holbox was pirated due to the strategic location. In 1873, European buccaneers fell in love with the beauty of Isla Holbox and decided to settle down on the island. At the end of the 19th century, Yucatan entrepreneurs began the colonization of the mainland. In the 1960’s Isla Holbox had dwindled down to a population of around 500 inhabitants; today, the the 26 mile long and .9 mile long island has around 1800 inhabitants and has a potential for tourist development. Although the ability to profit off of tourism, Isla Holbox is still not heavily toured.
All I knew about Corpus Christi, Texas, before I visited my step-daughter, Michelle, and her family there this summer was that it was a seaside vacation town on the Gulf of Mexico. I expected to find a typical American beach resort, replete with masses of tourists and messy hedonistic vitality. And, that’s what I found – in part.
With no where to go, sharecroppers-turned-refugees left in search of a new home. Many heard of possible jobs in the grape industry in California. So, loading their cars and trucks with everything it could carry from their lives, they journeyed west to begin a new life.
The Dog Town Skate Team exemplifies Houston’s stance that California is both a “place and a state of mind”. Houston details California’s bountiful- indeed, seemingly endless reserve of natural resources- its “loamy soil”, “grazing land for cattle”, gold, and the oil reserves that enriched 1920s Long Beach as well as many other locales- that have both supported native peoples and drawn immigrants to California while subtly developing a similarly golden perspective or outlook within the people. California’s rich biodiversity and vast natural resources morphed within its occupants’ beings into a similarly rich mindset, holding as early as the 16th century that within California- the Amazonian paradise described in Garci Ordonez de Montalvo’s novel,
As it was in the beginning, so it has remained for thousands of years; the natural beauty of Cabo San Lucas is still the magnetic pull that intrigues and invites many to experience what this majestic, modern, sophisticated resort town has to offer. Located at the southern end of the 1,000-mile Baja California Peninsula in the Mexican state of Baja California Sur, Cabo San Lucas is said to have been discovered by Francisco de Ulloa in 1537. Other historical accounts claim that An Englishman Thomas Richie, in 1828, founded Cabo San Lucas. However, thousands of years ago before European arrival, the area was once inhabited by the Pericu tribe. Cabo as the region is more commonly called, has a colorful history that recalls tales of Spanish conquerors, and plundering pirates, who were believed to
As a result of the historical events which took place in the novel, the economy was on a downturn. Since consumers lost buying power, a proportional relationship between the decrease of industrial production and business failure was created. The staggering combination of inflation and increase in unemployment rates resulted in many individuals losing their farms, businesses and homes. Consequently, many people migrated to western states such as California, hoping that because of its geographical location and economical development during the past years, it would be beneficial and filled with career opportunities. Nevertheless, this wasn’t the case. The majority of those who migrated were slapped in the face by reality and the disappointment
multiple perspectives of Costa Ricans faced with a choice, of remaining a surfers’ paradise or morphing into a tuna town. Two seemingly incompatible paths for a small-scale fishing community wedged between the Pacific Ocean and the rainforest.
The novels “The Grapes of Wrath” by John Steinbeck and “Under the Feet of Jesus” by Helena Maria Viramontes both explore the plight of migrant farmers in California. Steinbeck tells the story of white migrant workers during the Great Depression and Viramontes tells the story of Mexican migrant workers. The novels deconstruct the perceived California dream in which great wealth can be achieved through hard work by recounting the plights of migrant workers who recognize the illusion and take action against it.