Ybanez, Israel Guerro 2000-04-11

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Israel Ybanez is Mayor and founder of Los Ybanez, Texas. Ybanez reminisces about his life, family, the experience of war, discrimination and Los Ybanez, Texas.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Israel Guerro Ybanez

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Date: April 11, 2000

Location: Los Ybanez, Texas

Interviewer: Daniel Sanchez

Length: 01:02:56


Introduction; Background; Left school after 6th grade; Army at 16 years old; Honorable discharge; Korean War; English; Occupations; Local Voters; Voting registration; Low vote turn-out; Moving forward; Bidding on the land; Winning the bid; Meeting; GI form (denied); No loans; Ideas of a city; Building a city; Meeting; Started creating Los Ybanez; Technology takes over; Questioning laborers; Creating the city; Election; Labor camp built the city; Surveyor; Not moving; Ceremony; Wet city; Election for license; Opposition; Finding a lawyer; Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission’s lawyer; Legally wet; Wife’s mother dies; Applied for grant (for water); Radio station; Bible programming.

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