Mexican-American Oral History Project: Interview with Concepcion Huerta
Part 1


Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Concepcion Huerta was born in Mexico and arrived in Minnesota with her husband, Matias, and their one-year-old daughter, Maria, in June of 1916. Her husband had come to Minnesota under contract to work for the railroad. He later became the first Mexican American drafted in Minnesota; he served in World War I and was discharged in 1918. He later worked for Swift and Company until his retirement. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Concepcion Huerta lived on the West Side since 1916 and insisted that all her ten children learn Spanish. In this interview she talks about their arrival on the West Side; Mexican families who lived in St. Paul in 1916; early religious services conducted in Spanish at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church; the beginning of the annual Mexican celebrations; and buying groceries without knowing English. COMMENTS ON INTERVIEW: In Spanish.
Quantity 1 hour sound cassette
17 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 00:32:20 running time
Creation Interviewee: Huerta, Mrs. Concepcion
Interviewer: Coates, Ms. Dionisa Cardenas
Made in Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Mexican Americans -- Minnesota.
Made in Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 08/03/1976
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 49
Accession Number AV1996.92.32
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Mexican-American Oral History Project'

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