Sarah E. John
Biographical Synopsis of Interviewee
(Longtime El Paso resident) Born in San Diego of Norwegian parents; her father was a chemist who worked for American and English companies in Mexico.
Summary of Interview
School recollections at El Oro mining camp near Mexico City; the Mexican Revolution and her family's exile to the U.S.; shipwreck during trip to U.S. and experiences in Canada and New York; return to Mexico and again to the U.S.; Europe (WWI era); move to El Paso; animosity toward Mexicans during revolution period; brief comments on Prohibition and Depression years.
Date of Interview
Length of Interview
Length of Transcript
Interview with Sigrid Wynykoski by Sarah E. John, 1979, "Interview no. 564," Institute of Oral History, University of Texas at El Paso.