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Visiting a Friend

Mel Paz, 69, has been coming to Nebraska for migrant farm work since 1975.  He has built close relationships with many of the farmers, ranchers and business owners in the Mitchell, Neb., area.

His good friend, Tom Mauler, and Paz visited Sunday on Mauler’s farm just north of Mitchell in Souix County, Neb.  The pair walked about a mile and a half around the whole farm, explored the petrified carcass of a cow and enjoyed coffee and chatting in the evening.

Paz also visited the abandoned remains of his Nebraska home during the summer of 1977.  He, his wife and their four children lived in the home while the family cleaned beet and bean fields from April to August of that year.

Monday, Paz will start his work building irrigation pipes in ditches for a couple of other farmers in the area.

Check out the UNL photo documentary project’s progress here.

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