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Elias Cavazos talks about his parents and grandparents. He discusses his early years in McAllen. He tells about his working experience with the railroads and as a telegrapher at Western Union. He shares his progress through Western Union including moving to distant cities as he was promoted. He tells about the changes that McAllen and the Rio Grande Valley experienced between 1925 and 1977. He also discusses lands and Porciones in the Valley and how lands including Porcion 72 came to be under his family and relatives and then sold. He mentions his experiences in New York City where he lived and worked. He also talks about his wife Catherine Cavazos.
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Interview conducted on 22 March 1987 by Robert E. Norton. Digital transfer completed on 24 September 2013 from the original analog cassette tape. Hidalgo County Historical Commission. Part 1 of 2.
Rio Grande Valley Oral Histories Collection; Elias Cavazos - Part 01, 1987/03/22. ELIBR-0027. University Library, Special Collections and University Archives, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Edinburg, TX. Accessed via https://scholarworks.utrgv.edu/rgvoralhistories/71