David Vega Field
En Español tambien. David A. Vega was born in 1927 to José and Esperanza Alvarado Vega. He was raised in Argentine District of Kansas City, Kansas. His father’s family immigrated from Michoacán, Mexico and settled in Argentine in the early years of the Mexican Revolution, 1910—1921. David served in WWII. After the war he prepared himself for work as an auto mechanic at Stevinson Auto & Electrical School while working for the Railways Ice and Service Company loading ice in refrigerator cars. After working in the Quad Cities area as a mechanic he took over the lease of the Texaco Service Station on 26th and Strong Avenue. He became a successful businessman and community activist. On April 4th, 1991, by Resolution 37325, issued by the City of Kansas City, Kansas government, the field that stretches between Metropolitan Avenue and Strong Avenue on 24th Street was named Vega Field in honor of David A Vega, Sr. Vega Field was renovated by Villa Argentina in the year 2000.
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