Interviewee

Juan D. Hernández

Interviewer

John R. Moore

Project

Big Bend National Park Oral History Project

Biographical Synopsis of Interviewee

Concessionaire at Rio Grande Village, Big Bend.

Summary of Interview

Part of Big Ben National Park Oral History project; biographical data; recalls father's shifting of residence from Boquillas, TX to Boquillas, Mexico, to avoid immigration authorities; discusses various families and residents of Boquillas, Hot Springs, San Vicente and mining communities, border lifestyles; recalls farming in the Boquillas area; discusses acquisition of land by U.S. Government for inclusion in the national park; forced removal from Big Bend area of Mexican and Mexican-American residents.

Date of Interview

5-26-1994

Length of Interview

50 minutes

Tape Number

No. 859

Transcript Number

No. 859

Interview Number

No. 859

Terms of Use

Unrestricted

Comments

Only tape.

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