Sammy thought it was all a waste of time - all that quaint historic shit about Pereaville.
His grandmother Consuela taught he and his sister about the Pueblo Indians and Spanish settlers and the ruins at the center of the family's estate. But he thought it was boring until Consuela said treasure was involved. Then the old lady died.
After he learned to use the bulldozer he dug into where the ruin was supposed to be - next to Perea's Bar. But he never found anything. Then Sadie told him Consuela meant the treasure was the history, not some box of gold. He quit caring after that.
Sadie went on and participated in some elaborate re-survey of every old wall in Pereaville. Then she did some oral history something-or-other not long ago. But Ace said it wasn't important.
Thankfully, no one ever called that salvage yard "historic." They might give him an award for getting rid of it, he thought.
And the road won't "destroy" the hacienda, like they say. The right-of-way for the new arterial is over eight feet from the outer walls at the closet point. And a new chain link fence will protect it from vandalism.