Laura Gamboa oral history recording

Title

Laura Gamboa oral history recording

Description

An audio recording of an oral history of Laura Gamboa. Gamboa was born in Cuautla in the Mexican state of Morelos south of Mexico City and lived there until she was twenty-one years old. In Cuautla her family had a refreshment stand. Over time the area became increasingly populated, and more and more people opened similar business of their own. Laura noted that sales began to decrease and that the family had less control over which products they offered for sale. Laura moved to Washington County with her two daughters to join her husband and her mother who had relocated there a short time earlier after spending about six months working in Madera, California.
Laura found work ironing shirts at a dry cleaner, and took English classes at Saint Matthew Catholic Church and at Portland Community College in Hillsboro. She eventually secured a job with Oregon Childhood Development Coalition where she served as a teacher.

Creator

Gamboa, Laura

Is Part Of

Latino Oral History collection

Subject

Washington County (Or.) -- History
Hispanic Americans -- History

Place

Washington County (Or.)
Mexico
Hillsboro (Or.)

Extent

1 sound file (33 min.)

Language

Spanish

Identifier

WCM_OH_399

Rights

In Copyright

Source

Washington County Museum

Contributor

Sprunger, Luke

Format

WAVE