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Mexican-American Oral History Project: Interview with Antonio and Petra T. Zepeda
Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Antonio Zepeda Cardona was born in San Juan de Allende, Coahuila, Mexico, in 1902. He came to the United States with his family in 1907 and was raised in Rio Hondo, Texas. He was married to Petra Trevino Zepeda in Mexico at age sixteen, and in 1923 they came to the United States. He worked for the railroad for three months then came to Minnesota to work in the beet fields. He died in 1977. Petra Trevino Zepeda was born in Cuatro Cienigas, Coahuila, Mexico in 1906. She helped her father harvest his crops and take them to sell in the marketplace in Piedras Negras. She married Antonio Zepeda at age thirteen. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Their childhood and immediate family in Mexico; courtship in Mexico; the Mexican Revolution; crossing the border; job history; their twelve children; people and festivals on St. Paul's West Side; and advice for younger people. Mr. Zepeda also explains techniques for harvesting sugar beets. COMMENTS ON INTERVIEW: In Spanish, transcribed into English.
Quantity 1.5 hours sound cassette
15 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 01:16:35 running time
Creation Narrator: Zepeda, Mr. Antonio
Narrator: Zepeda, Mrs. Petra Trevino
Interviewer: Barela, Mr. Victor
Made in St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Mexican
Made in St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 07/31/1975
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
ID Number OH 49
Accession Number AV1996.92.73
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Mexican-American Oral History Project'