John R. Moore
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
Length of Interview
Interview with Juan D. Hernández by John R. Moore, 1994, "Interview no. 859," Institute of Oral History, University of Texas at El Paso.