Episode 17 – Jane (Mojado) Blackmon

Eric Ortega May 21, 2024

Episode 17 – Jane Mojado discussing WWII

Pala Life: Past and Present
In this episode, I have another conversation with Jane Blackmon and we discuss what the Pala Indian Reservation was like during WWII. This conversation includes the rubber shortage and food rationing. “Aunt Jane’s” upbeat personality just makes for a truly enjoyable conversation. She also speaks about the family that comes to visit on horseback and in wagons even in the forties.

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Eric Ortega
Pala Tribal member Eric Ortega lives on the Pala Indian Reservation with his wife and children. He is very involved with the culture, history and the education of the local community. His show “Pala Life: Past and Present” has won awards from the San Diego Press Club.

Pala Life: Past and Present” is the show where you can hear about the history of Pala Through The Eyes of the people who have lived here. Eric Ortega also produces “Songs of the Southwest” which showcases local Native American traditional songs from Southern California Arizona and Nevada.


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