Garden City’s Commonwealth
July 31, 2020

In my previous blog about Garden City, I was more focused on the local history of the town. Now I wish to focus more on the history brought by the locals. Our peoples have a sense of place even when residents come from many places. With the local Tyson Plant, many immigrants and refugees came looking for work and received a chance to move forward. The arrival of these individuals brought along their cultures, as well, and many stores were opened to cater towards their needs.

The bakery is a great example of a foodshed as well. Many of the Hispanic community enjoy a taste of home baked goods. As the Hispanic community has been here longer than other immigrant communities, there are significantly more shops and restaurants catering towards their culture. While our other communities are steadily growing and expanding, the rich diversity of ethnicities and ideas grow as well.