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Crossing the Rio Grande : an immigrant's life in the 1880s / Luis G. Gómez ; translated and with commentary by Guadalupe Valdez Jr. ; introduction by Thomas H. Kreneck ; edited by Guadalupe Valdez, Jr. and Thomas H. Kreneck.

By: Gómez, Luis G.
Contributor(s): Valdez, Guadalupe Jr | Kreneck, Thomas H.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Gulf Coast studies: no. 9.Publisher: College Station : Texas A & M University Press, c2006Edition: 1st ed.Description: xii, 106 p. : ill., map ; 23 cm.ISBN: 1585445142 (cloth : alk. paper); 9781585445141 (cloth : alk. paper).Uniform titles: Mis memorias. English Subject(s): Gómez, Luis G | Mexican Americans -- Texas, South -- Biography | Immigrants -- Texas, South -- Biography | Texas, South -- BiographyAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Crossing the Rio Grande.DDC classification: 976.4/0616872073 | B
Contents:
My pilgrimage in Texas ; A rare coincidence ; Another unusual incident -- My arrival in Houston -- The negro brakeman! -- An opíparo breakfast ; Very delightful conversations with friends ; A mule loaded with gold! -- The company "Tamez-Gómez, contractors" signs very lucrative new contracts ; An unexpected meeting with Mr. Stafford -- The phantom! -- Where we will hear the true story of that mysterious petite woman.
Summary: An English edition of the memoirs of the life of early immigrant and pioneer, Luis G. Gomez, who came to Texas from Mexico in the mid-1800s.
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"Mis memorias originally published in 1935 by Gorena Press, Rio Grande City, Texas"--T.p. verso.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

My pilgrimage in Texas ; A rare coincidence ; Another unusual incident -- My arrival in Houston -- The negro brakeman! -- An opíparo breakfast ; Very delightful conversations with friends ; A mule loaded with gold! -- The company "Tamez-Gómez, contractors" signs very lucrative new contracts ; An unexpected meeting with Mr. Stafford -- The phantom! -- Where we will hear the true story of that mysterious petite woman.

An English edition of the memoirs of the life of early immigrant and pioneer, Luis G. Gomez, who came to Texas from Mexico in the mid-1800s.

Author notes provided by Syndetics

Guadalupe Valdez Jr., who translated the Spanish original, is the grandson of Luis G#65533;mez.Thomas H. Kreneck is the associate director for Special Collections and Archives and graduate lecturer in public history at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

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