Mexican-American Oral History Project: Interview with Maria G. de Palomo

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Titles Mexican-American Oral History Project: Interview with Maria G. de Palomo
Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Maria Palomo was born in March of 1901 in Bustamante, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. She was married in Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico, and then moved with her husband to Fort Worth, Texas. In 1930 they moved to Fairfax, Minn., and later that year to St. Paul, where they settled. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Maria Palomo narrates her early family life and her brother's involvement in the revolution in Mexico in 1910. In 1930 her family was contracted to work in Fairfax, Minn., and in that same year they moved to St. Paul. Because the employment situation was poor, the family worked during the summer months on the farm and returned to St. Paul with the Salinas and Guzman families in the winter. She describes numerous Mexican foods and dishes, including the preparation of atole de mesquite, mole and queso de panela. She talks about her frequent visits to Mexico and her failure to understand why her American-born children hesitate in trying new foods and dishes while visiting relatives in Mexico. She also describes her husband's job with the railroad, her factory work, and the houses they lived in on St. Paul's West Side. COMMENTS ON INTERVIEW: In Spanish.
Quantity 1 hour sound cassette
20 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 00:42:48 running time
Creation Interviewee: de Palomo, Mrs. Maria Garcia
Interviewer: Saucedo, Ramedo J.
Made in: West Saint Paul, Dakota County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Mexican Americans -- Minnesota.
Dates Creation: 08/02/1976
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 49 (Library Call Number)
AV1996.92.53 (Accession Number)
More Info MNHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Mexican-American Oral History Project'


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