Oscar J. Martinez
Biographical Synopsis of Interviewee
Born in Presidio, Texas in 1984; spent his early years in Marfa and El Paso; held several jobs, including playing semi-pro baseball; publicity man for southwest area racetracks.
Summary of Interview
Biographical data; education; early job experiences; travelling on freight trains; experiences during World War I; the Mexican Revolution and his experiences as an interpreter for Pancho Villa; playing semi-pro baseball; experiences working in gambling house in Tijuana; discrimination.
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Interview with Pete Leyva by Oscar J. Martinez, 1976, "Interview no. 312," Institute of Oral History, University of Texas at El Paso.