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Ernest A. Polzin, a long-time merchant and resident of McAllen Texas, talks about his life. He talks about: San Juan plantation, 1911 Hidalgo Courthouse moving to Chapin/Edinburg, Polzin was born in Nebraska, parents were France and Maud Polzin, he was born in 1898, his family moving in 1914 to a farm in San Juan, Texas due to his father's health. H-E-B buying his father's house for $21,000, seeing the beginning of Weslaco, being the oldest president of the McAllen chambers of commerce, discusses the salary he made while working as a manager, father’s rooming house, Lalo Ramirez laying carpets with Polzin, his honeymoon with his wife, mercantile business, his children and grandchildren, continues to discuss and speak over one another, Camp Stanley.
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Rio Grande Valley Oral Histories Collection; Ernest A. Polzin - Part 01, 1985/02/01. ELIBR-0027. University Library, Special Collections and University Archives, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Edinburg, TX. Accessed via https://scholarworks.utrgv.edu/rgvoralhistories/531