Justin Hernandez
Stories of the Hispanic community of Boone
Jenna Guzman and Nataly Aguiar
October 12, 2022
Although a small percentage, this community has brought their Hispanic/Latine heritage to the High Country, whether it be through food, music or cultural customs. From families to business owners, to faculty, staff and students, these are some of their experiences living in a predominantly white town.
Hispanic Heritage Month!

Veronica Ramos, a cook at La Monarca, cutting open a gorditas to get it ready to be stuffed with meat, lettuce and cheese. Photo by Justin Hernandez.
Freshly made birria, a Mexican beef stew, from La Monarca. Photo by Justin Hernandez.
The store sign of Los Tres Reyes, a family-owned tienda Mexicana found on the 105 extension. Photo by Justin Hernandez.
Husband and wife duo Jose Luis Resendiz Arellano and Maria de Lourdes Merlos Rivera, owners of Los Tres Reyes, pose for a portrait. Photo by Justin Hernandez.
Marcelino Bonilla poses for a portrait in his store Santa Lucia, one of the tiendas Mexicana in Boone. Photo by Justin Hernandez.
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Luis CortesOct 18, 2022 at 4:40 pm
Good Job Nataly
Ruben GuzmanOct 16, 2022 at 5:21 pm
Great job on showing the work of the Latin community in Boone. It’s wonderful to know hard working people get to shine. Thanks jenna and Nataly for the great work.


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