Interview with Odilia Norquest
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Supporting oral interview conducted for the The Norquest Family: a porción of Edinburg publication.
The interview helps to contextualize the impact the Norquest family has made in the Edinburg region over the past four decades and provides a unique perspective on the rich Norquest family history. The proceeding is a transcription of an interview conducted with Mrs. Odilia (Odie) Norquest. Odilia Peña married Carrol Norquest, Jr. over forty years ago and together they have lived in the Edinburg region for most of their lives. Mrs. Norquest’s family has a long history in the Rio Grande Valley. Her genealogy can be traced back over two-hundred years in the Valley and in Northern Mexico. As a lifelong Valley resident Mrs. Norquest provided us with valuable insights as to how the region has progressed and changed over the years. Our interview helps to contextualize the impact the Norquest family has made in the Edinburg region over the past four decades and provides a unique perspective on the rich Norquest family history. The interview was conducted by Lupita Olivarez, Samuel Victoriano, Michelle Martinez, and Geoffrey Schwarz.
Norquest, Odilia; Olivarez, Lupita; Victoriano, Samuel; Martinez, Michelle; and Schwarz, Geoffrey, "Interview with Odilia Norquest" (2011). Community Historical Archaeology Project with Schools (CHAPS) Oral Histories. 23.