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Manuel Griego discusses his life on the South Plains and his career in railroading.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Manuel Griego

Additional Parties Recorded:

Date: August 14, 1976

Location: Slaton, Texas

Interviewer: David Zepeda

Length: 1 hour, 25 minutes


Abstract

Tape 1, Side 1: Employed by railroad (1917-1969), Early history, Early years with railroad, Settled in Slaton (1921), Slaton described, Minorities in Slaton, Griego home built (1922), Wages, Slaton store owners, Depression days, Discrimination (1920s), Laborers in cotton fields, Living conditions of farm workers, Union formed (1935).

Tape 1, Side 2: Railroad strikes, Roundup, Texas (1940s-1953), Working conditions on railroad, Railroad gangs, Slaton landowners, Griego’s daughters, Work hours, Retirement fund started (1930s), Positions for Mexican-Americans, Chicano businessman (1920s), Railroad workers and cotton pickers, Thoughts on bilingual education, Family memories.

Tape 2, Side 1: Relatives, Description of picture, Mexican-American population in Slaton, Mexican-American lifestyles, Mexican-Americans not resented today, Billy the Kid, as told to him by mother-in-law, Discrimination and law enforcement, Early days of Texas Tech University, Mrs. Griego, Daughter’s education, Mother’s relative, a bandit.

Tape 2, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1917-1976

Bulk Dates: 1917-1953


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