Morales, Maria Refugio Sanches 1999-09-04

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Maria Refugio Sanchez Morales, a resident of Lubbock, Texas, discusses the experiences that she has encountered as a Mexican-American in Texas. She also talks about her family and when they first migrated to Texas in the early 1900’s.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Maria Refugio Sanches Morales

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: September 04, 1999

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Daniel U. Sanchez

Length: 45 mintues


Tape 1: Maria Refugio Sanchez Morales, b. 1908, father: C. Sanchez, only child, mother: Anastacia Ramirez, Parents, migrating to Texas from Mexico, both from Mexico, father was unemployed for a short period of time, financial difficulties, eating one tortilla each day, her mother had to live with her parents due to a lack of food, Family, Texas, ranch workers, ranch owners supplied food for the workers, worked for two months, picked cotton - 1918, mother died - 1925, moved in 1926, Work, worked in the fields, ranch work, memories, stories, Marriage, her husband worked on a ranch, milked cows, Maria was a housewife, Juan Molina – worked well with her husband, Places she lived prior to living in Lubbock, Texas, Lamesa, Texas – 1977, small town, many Mexicans, San Juan, Texas, Discrimination, sparse amount of discrimination, not very many Anglos around where she lived, Children, when they were married, where they live today, Family (again), work, brothers and sisters, San Angelo, Texas, what it was like when she lived there, church, cooking, help from friends, stories, experiences.

Range Dates: 1908-1999

Bulk Dates: 1918-1999

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