Urtado, Antonio 1973-03-26

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Antonio Urtado, early Lubbock citizen, discusses the nature and growth of Lubbock’s Mexican-American community and expresses attitudes toward Hispanic relationships to the community as a whole.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Antonio Urtado

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: March 26, 1973

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Andrew A. Tijerina

Length: 1 hour


Tape 1, Side 1: Born in Las Vegas, New Mexico (1888), Attempted in find farm work in Lubbock (1912), Fellow farm workers described, Recollections of living conditions in Lubbock area (1912), Claims no discrimination in 1912, Migration from Roswell to Lubbock described, Attempts to find railroad work in Lubbock area (1917), Character of Lubbock’s Mexican population and Roswell migration to Lubbock (1917), Purchase of Lubbock property (1921), Description of property and neighborhood.

Tape 1, Side 2: Flores family recalled, Landowner Andy Wilson remembered, Attitude toward social relationships given, Juan Wilson recalled, Border Patrol activity in Lubbock (1923-24), Living conditions in the Lubbock barrio discussed, Recollections of Lubbock’s first Catholic church, Early Mexican school in Lubbock recalled, Urtado family discussed.

Range Dates: 1888-1930

Bulk Dates: 1912-1925

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