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Spanglish

Posted on Wednesday, December 17th, 2008.

County Courthouse

MobileWest has found its new home between four mountain ranges, among thousands of cacti, and just north of the border in downtown Tucson. We are parked in front of the historic courthouse and next to the main library. This little square is busy during the day and lit up by night. We have been welcomed here by many people that stop by the booth to ask questions, share their stories, or tell us their favorite place to get delicious local foods. We have had several interviews in one of the common languages of the Southwest, Spanglish. Sentence to sentence, word to word, English and Spanish jump back and forth. In this city of interwoven language and history, MobileWest is looking forward to hearing many more stories, in the many languages and voices of the Southwest.

MobileWest in the Jacome Plaza



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  • It was truly fantastic to be in your booth! Carla, James, and I had such an amazing time!! I hope you got your fill of Mexican Food! Es tan rica aca!
    Fue un placer realmente!!!

    Hope to see you again soon! Adios!!

    Comment from Florencia on January 14, 2009 at 9:21 pm - Reply to this Comment
  • Wow! I wish I was there with you guys! It looks wonderful and sounds like you are hearing some great stories.

    Comment from Jeremy on December 21, 2008 at 3:56 am - Reply to this Comment
  • Those pictures are so bonito. Sounds like you guys are have a good time in the desert.

    Comment from Nina on December 18, 2008 at 6:28 pm - Reply to this Comment
  • Cool photo!

    Comment from Andy H. on December 18, 2008 at 12:22 am - Reply to this Comment

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