Saturday, October 01, 2005
Arivaca phone book
The Arivaca phone book came today. It looks like Arivaca has a lot more people than I thought. It looks like a little over 300 people, about double my original estimate. Some people including my uncle are not listed so it is hard to get an exact count. A couple of things surprised me. First, that Arivaca even has its own phone book. But, it has its own newspaper so I should not have been really surprised. Second, there is a Baha'i center along with two Baptist, one Catholic and one non-denominational church. That seems like a lot of religion for only 300 people. I had thought there was just one Baptist and one Catholic church in town. Finally, the number of Spanish names in the phone book is a lot fewer than I thought. Only about 25 out of 300, about a third of what I would have guessed given what I have seen in town. Obviously, a higher proportion of people working in visible jobs in town are of Mexican heritage than the population as a whole. It is a nice little phone book. Maybe next year it will have my uncle listed.