Collins, Juarez, Tom, and Frances 1981-25-08

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Tom Juarez and Frances Collins reminisce about their background, and Mr. Juarez discusses his career with the railroad.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Tom Juarez and Frances Collins

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: December 8, 1981

Location: Artesia, New Mexico

Interviewer: Richard Mason

Length: 1 hour, 25 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Parents, Ralph Juarez, father, Ethel Juarez, mother, Father, Jobs, Mother, Illnesses, Family background, Tom Juarez, Railroad worker, Wages (1916), Machinery (1920s), Machinery used, Retirement (1966), Changes in railroad industry (1916-1966), Machinery size, Rail size, Train speed.

Tape 1, Side 2: Railroad, Use of mules, Engines, Fuels, Conversion to diesel, Unions, Tom Juarez, Education.

Tape 2, Side 1: Marriage, Lakewood, New Mexico, Wife, Canning factory worker, Canning factory (1918), Anecdotes, Seven Rivers Ranch, Childhood reminiscences, Wife, Wife’s parents, Italian background, To Dawson, New Mexico, Mining, Canning factories, Turkey drives.

Tape 2, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1916-1966

Bulk Dates: 1916-1966

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