Gallegos, Ben 2016-05-11

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This interview features Ben Gallegos and his son J.B. Gallegos as they discuss Ben’s life and background. In this interview, Ben describes living in Fort Stockton, enlisting, and working in his family’s tortilla factory.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Ben Gallegos

Additional Parties Recorded: J.B. Gallegos

Date: May 11, 2019

Location: Fort Stockton, Texas

Interviewer: Andy Wilkinson

Length: 00:58:54 (58 minutes)


Introduction and background information; Moving to El Paso and enlisting; His involvement with LULAC and other organizations; Differences that J.B. sees in Fort Stockton; The tortilla factory; The archives

Access Information

Original Recording Format: born digital audio

Recording Format Notes: audio CD recording available for listening in our Reading Room

Transcript: found here:

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