Seated on the trailer bed, with bows on her shoes, is Carmen Martín…

Seated on the trailer bed, with bows on her shoes, is Carmen Martín. She was born on the Ewa Sugar Plantation in Hawaii; her family later settled in Monterey. From the age of 14 she worked on Cannery Row, where she met her husband; they had twin boys and a daughter. Carmen’s grand-daughter Nicole Henares writes: “She is the inspiration for my novel, ‘Six Cans A Minute,’ about Spanish immigration in the 20th century and the Andalusian community on Monterey’s Cannery Row. Courtesy of Nicole Henares of Monterey, California.