Interviewee

Nelle S. Hatch

Interviewer

Richard Estrada

Biographical Synopsis of Interviewee

Born in Mesa, Arizona; part of Mormon Colonist group to move to Colonia Juarez in Mexico.

Summary of Interview

Biographical information; the founding of Colonia Juarez by the Mormons; the peon system in Northern Mexico; the Mexican Revolution, especially in the Casas Grandes region; Maximo Castillo; Felipe Angeles; Pancho Villa and his relationship with Lem Spilsbury, Mrs. Hatch's brother; Spilsbury and Dave Brown, Mormon scout for the Pershing Punitive expedition; intermarriage and other relations between Anglo and Mexican Mormons; Mexican students who attended the Mormon academy in Chihuahua; Colonia Juarez after the Revolution; the Mormon colonies today.

Date of Interview

11-7-1977

Length of Interview

2 hours 45 minutes

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Tape Number

No. 422

Transcript Number

No. 422

Length of Transcript

61 pages

Date Transcribed

1979

Transcriber

Leticia Felix and Irene Ramirez

Interview Number

No. 422

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