Yvonne Gomez Nelson
Biographical Synopsis of Interviewee
Lifelong resident of El Paso and taxicab driver for 40 years.
Summary of Interview
Childhood in Mexico and in South El Paso; his father's death during the Mexican Revolution; early employment as shoeshine boy, news carrier, and Western Union messenger; dances during teenage years; marriage; and some experiences of 40 years as a taxicab driver in El Paso.
Note: Partial transcript only. Two tapes not transcribed.
Tape II- (not transcribed) Effects of prohibition, the Depression, and World War II on his life in El Paso.
Tape III- (not transcribed) Married life, retirement, comments on illegal aliens and additional information on early El Paso.
Date of Interview
Length of Interview
2 hours and 50 minutes
Listen to the Interview
Length of Transcript
Interview with Anonymous by Yvonne Gomez Nelson, 1978, "Interview no. 755," Institute of Oral History, University of Texas at El Paso.