Socorro Senior High School Students


Sombras del Pasado: Interviews with Residents of Socorro and San Elizario, Texas.

Biographical Synopsis of Interviewee

Recollections of several Socorro and San Elizario residents interviewed by Socorro Senior High School students. Sponsor: Ms. Julia Kumor, English Teacher. Include culture, folklore and traditions of the area. 31 individual interviews

Summary of Interview

Topics from the collection include: Adobe (M, R, S); Antiques (G); Aztec Tribe (Q); Muertos (H, I, L); Easter: 'Way of the Cross' (E); El Paso Times (W); Ghost Stories (A, B); Grutas (O); Historical Sights (G); Holidays (F); Making corn tortillas with a metate (Y); Matachines (EE); Missions (G, I, L, BB); Moon Ranch (C); Rodeos (T); San Elizario History (AA); Santos (G); Socorro History (K); Weddings (U); Wood-carving (Q, S); Wood lay (N). Many of the interviews may also contain general overviews of Socorro and San Elizario general history.

Date of Interview


Length of Interview

15 hours

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Tape Number

No. 454

Interview Number

No. 454

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