Cadena, Hernan 1973-03-06

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Del Rio citizen Hernan Cadena discusses his personal background and career.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Hernan Cadena

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Date: March 6, 1973

Location: Del Rio, Texas

Interviewer: Fred Carpenter

Length: 2 hours


Tape 1, Side 1: Family background discussed, Description of early Juno, Residence in Acuña recalled, Family problems reviewed, Job experiences recalled, Production of mescál related

Tape 1, Side 2: Production of mescál, tequila, pulque related, Mexican barbecue described, Del Rio citizens mentioned, Recollections of World War I shipyard work in New Orleans, Memories of influenza epidemic, 1918, Unemployment after World War I cited, Opening blacksmith shop, 1920, Work on Model T Fords mentioned, Cotton boom in West Texas cited

Tape 2, Side 1: Anecdote concerning a legal problem, Building bridges and truck bodies mentioned, Courtship, marriage described, Trip to Mexico City remembered, Routes to Mexico City discussed, Scottish Rite Society praised, Family members named, Mention of a nativity scene in a room and construction of the home

Tape 2, Side 2: Discussion of interior design, Comments on Dr. Brinkley, Cattle shoot recalled, Del Rio water supply mentioned, Dr. Brinkley discussed further, Mexican-Anglo conflict in Del Rio described, Winery in Del Rio discussed, Horseshoeing recalled, Recollections of shop work

Range Dates: 1918-1973

Bulk Dates: 1918-1973

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