A People’s History of the Inland Empire Digital Archive

Simona (Sammy) Castillo Interview

Item

Title

Simona (Sammy) Castillo Interview

Identifier

2019.003.007

Type

Sound

Description

1995 interview with Simona (Sammy) Castillo part 1. Reflects on her life and the life of her father who was one of the first Mexican workers in East Highland. For 66 years her dad worked at East Highland Ranch. He lived in Colton, her mother in Bryn Mawr before marrying. Parents arrived in the region c. 1884 from Mexico by way of El Paso. Sammy reflects on her childhood in East Highland followed by her graduation from the University of Redlands and her 42 years as a nurse which she cherished. The audio continues for two minutes after the transcript indicates the interview has ended.

Subject

Agribusiness
Citrus Fruit Industry
Mexican Immigration
Ranch Life
Nursing
Community life in San Bernardino
Bracero Program

Spatial Coverage

Redlands (Calif.); Bryn Mawr (Calif.); Chinampas (Mexico.); Mexico; Colton (Calif.); El Paso (Texas); Inland Empire (Calif.); San Bernardino (Calif.); East Highland (Calif.)

Temporal Coverage

1884-1985

Creator

Antonio Vasquez

Date

November 20, 1995

Contributor

Castillo, Simona (Sammy)

Format

Audio Cassette

Language

English

Rights

Copyright Undetermined

Duration

Side A: 32:20
Side B: 32:21
Total: 01:04:41