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Old 07-11-2007, 10:48 AM
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I am looking for confirmation of a cotton farm (or town) somewhere near Tucson in the 1920's called "Escatel" or something like it.

I am writing a book about my ancestors who came through Tucson at this time and worked picking cotton in the locality by this name or sounding like it.

I can't find community names like it so I'm thinking it might be the name of a farm.

Any help will be greatly appreciated!

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Old 07-11-2007, 03:51 PM
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I believe you refer to the small community of "Mescal" - That's the closest in pronunciation I can think of to "Escatel" for any town of southern Arizona. Mescal was (and still is) known more for cattle ranching, but that doesn't mean cotton farming wasn't more common in the 20's around there. Mescal has it's own exit, clearly marked between between Tucson and Wilcox along I-10.

Old Tucson Studios has a permanent 'old west town' set out there that you can tour with prior reservations, if you are interested. Mescal is a 'blink-and-miss-it' sort of little town, but is in a lovely setting surrounded by mountains.

Tucson Historical Society. and/or Arizona State Museum (both in Tucson), might be have details of the farming/ranching history of Mescal to help you. Google them online for more information.

Hope that gives you a bit more to go on. And Good luck!
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Old 07-13-2007, 04:27 PM
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There are Hispanic families dating way back when with the name of Escatel. Most were farmers. It could be Escatel in Mescal.
As Idaho said, check with the local Historical society. They have info dating back into the 1800's. Also check the genealogical societies for family info.
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Old 02-29-2008, 04:23 PM
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You Should Do Reaserch On A Town Called Chimaltitan Jalisco. That Is Were Most Of The Families With The Name Escatel Are From. There Were Alot Of Men Who Migrated In The Early 1900's To The U.S From This Small Town. Try There And See If You Get Any Answers About Your Ancestors. I have lineage dating back to the 1800's good luck in finding waht your looking for.

Last edited by DONNA R.; 02-29-2008 at 05:07 PM.. Reason: the town i first put in was wrong.
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