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Eulalio Hernández Guzmán

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Biographical Synopsis of Interviewee: Eulalio Hernández Guzmán was born in Cusihuiriachi, Chihuahua, México, in 1931; his father worked in the fields, and his mother passed away when he was only six years old; because there were a limited number of teachers in the town, he only attended school for three years; in 1952, he was hired as a bracero; he worked in the cotton fields of Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas, the beet fields of Colorado and Montana, and the corn fields of Wyoming.


Summary of Interview: Mr. Hernández went to Chihuahua, Chihuahua, México, in the hopes of being hired as a bracero; he had to wait for two weeks before he could actually begin the hiring process; he and other braceros were given vaccinations, but none of them were ever told what the immunizations were for; his first work contract took him to Wyoming; he was transported there by airplane; he recalls that the trip took seven hours and that it was very noisy; as a result of the trip, he developed an ear ailment for which he was never medically treated; he remembers that in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, workers could obtain fake work permits for only $4.00.

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Creator

Parra-Mantilla, Myrna

Date

2003-05-09

Bibliographic Citation

Parra-Mantilla, Myrna, "Eulalio Hernández Guzmán," in Bracero History Archive, Item #9, http://braceroarchive.org/items/show/9 (accessed September 24, 2017).

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