Biographical Synopsis of Interviewee
(Community Leader and resident of San Elizario, Texas.) Born in San Elizario on February 17, 1901; went to school in Los Portales, became a school teacher by accident (was a law student but saw that there was a shortage of teachers in San Elizario); studied at San Houston Teacher's College, Sul Ross University, Texas College of Mines (UTEP), UCLA, and obtained bachelor's, master's, and administration certificate from Sul Ross; taught for three years; them became superintendent; has been with the San Elizario School District for 44 years; has been Executive Democratic Chairman for San Elizario for 26 years.
Summary of Interview
Biography; the founding of San Elizario in 1683; the Salt War of 1877; Billy the Kid and the San Elizario Jail; Loretto School; first flour mill in San Elizario; church fire; oldest pecan tree in Texas.
Date of Interview
Length of Interview
Interview with Lorenzo G. Alarcon by Minerva Sanchez, 1975, "Interview no. 295," Institute of Oral History, University of Texas at El Paso.