Rio Grande Valley - Oral Histories

Minnie Norton - Part 01

Identifier

ELIBR0053-Norton_Minnie_Part01-19890904

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Creation Date

9-4-1989

Description

Minnie Everett Norton was born in Crossville, Alabama in 1898. She taught school at Ojo de Agua before she graduated from high school. She also witnessed the "Battle of Ojo de Agua". She describes growing up in Alabama where she was born, and working on the farm with her family. Minnie describes the train trip from Alabama to Texas, all the way to Harlingen. There she learned Spanish in school. The family moved to McAllen in 1914. Minnie taught seventh grade in San Jose ranch after getting her teaching certificate while still in high school. She describes the bandit raids and teaching in English only classes. The interview then covers Minnie’s marriage and life in the Rio Grande Valley, attending Pan American in 1963.

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Compressed from a .wav format into a .mp3 access format at 128kbps.

Length

01:03:58

Language

English

Minnie Norton - Part 01

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