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Month: February 2016

A life with no breaks…

A life with no breaks…

Jeannette Francis Manha (Jan) was born in 1921 to a middle class family in a tiny rural farming community of Portuguese Catholic immigrants – the children and grandchildren of European indentured servants. She grew up in the Catholic community of the Santa Clara Jesuit mission area. Santa Clara was a young community of 20,000 people, only 50 years from being a totally rural and native-American agricultural community. El Camino Real was the only even remotely major road, a winding dirt…

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