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Center for Public History, University of Houston; University of Houston Libraries, University of Houston
This is an oral history interview with Juan Torres conducted as part of the Houston History Project. Juan Torres was born and raised in Magnolia Park. During the interview he talks about what life was like growing up in Magnolia Park in the 1950s and 60s, hanging out in the neighborhood, going to the Pan American or American Legion for dances, and working at different local businesses. Torres' dad owned a couple of businesses himself, including La Poblana Tortilleria, and a night club called La Terraza. Following high school, Torres served in the Air Force, and when he returned to Houston he went to work with his dad in the tortilleria. Torres later started his own business called Torres Distributing. He also mentions some of the Mexican American oriented organizations that he is currently involved in. Interviewer: Natalie Garza.
Mexican Americans; Torres, Juan, Jr.
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Oral Histories from the Houston History Project
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Preservation Location: ark:/84475/pm94881n57w
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