West 1st and Diagonal Street.
English/Spanish. Frozen in time between West 1st and Diagonal Street one can witness the trains that brought several Mexican immigrant workers to the area of Newton, Kansas. In this intersection, one can see some remaining trains and train tracks that used to carry goods to the rest of the city. Mexican workers were indispensable for the growth of the town. Although, the train tracks are not used in the same way, it still forms part of an important public history.
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