Mexican-American Oral History Project: Interview with Sebastian R. Jara
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Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Sebastian Ramon Jara was born in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, in 1906 and immigrated to Texas a year later with his mother. He spent his next seventeen years on a ranch, "Los Quinientos Acres," near Edinburgh, Texas. He and his mother left the ranch after a feud, and he worked as a chauffeur in Edinburgh for some time. After another controversy, they ended up in North Dakota, where Sebastian Jara worked the beet fields for one year and later worked in a mill. Next they came to St. Paul, where they decided to remain. Before his retirement, Jara spent thirteen years as a church janitor. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Family history; life as a young man in Texas; various jobs in Texas, North Dakota and Minnesota; education; Anahuac Society; personal experiences with the church; marriage and children; personal philosophy and advice to younger people. COMMENTS ON INTERVIEW: In Spanish, transcribed into English.
Quantity 1 hour sound cassette
14 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 01:00:23 running time
Creation Interviewee: Jara, Sebastian Ramon
Interviewer: Barela, Victor
Made in Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Mexican Americans -- Minnesota.
Made in Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 08/08/1976
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 49
Accession Number AV1996.92.33
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Mexican-American Oral History Project'

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