14 in WIDE x 4.5 in DEEP
(35.56 cm WIDE x 11.43 cm DEEP)
Gift of Donna Tisdale

Canvas backpack that is now gray, although it may have faded from another color. Contains one main carrying space, along with two smaller pockets. All three compartments have black-painted metal zippers, all of which have at least partially been separated from their closure thus rendering them non-functioning. Attached are padded shoulder straps that can be adjusted with black canvas straps and a plastic buckle, as well as a black canvas strap looped at the top. A barely legible label on the outside of the main compartment gives the brand as Bost Sports. Several parts of the backpack are torn or worn. This artifact was found on Morning Star Ranch, a ranch in the town of Boulevard in San Diego County, two miles north of the California/Mexico border. Donna Tisdale, the owner of the ranch, retrieved this object as one of many items that people crossing the border through her ranch have left behind. In the donor file is a description of the ranch and the border crossers, as well as thoughts on immigration, written by Tisdale.

Used: immigrant ~ Mexico | California/Mexico border | San Diego Co. | Morning Star Ranch

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