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    • Oral History Interview with Maria Socorro Salinas

    • Salinas, Maria Socorro
    • Mexican Americans; Glendale, AZ; Farming; Japanese Americans; Konishi; Education; Fiesta Patrias; Murphy Park; Catholic Church
    • Maria Socorro Salinas was a Mexican American born in Glendale, Arizona. Her father worked on Konishi’s farm as a foreman. Yutaka Konishi leased land from Louis Sands at 55th Avenue between Orangewood and Northern Avenues. He raised lettuce and...
    • Jeanne Malloque Oral History Interview

    • Malloque, Jeanne (Ipharr)
    • Glendale, AZ; Basque; Sheepherding; Flagstaff, AZ; Discrimination; Glendale Union High School
    • Jeanne Malloque was born in Idaho, in May of 1921. She and her family moved to Phoenix as a means to alleviate her brother’s asthma symptoms. Settling in Glendale in 1928. Her father was born in the French Pyrenees Mountains – Basque Country....
    • Edna Meyer and Retha (Bolding) Beveridge Oral History Interview

    • Meyer, Edna and Beveridge, Retha (Bolding)
    • Glendale, AZ; African American Community; Cartwright School District; Phoenix (Maryvale), AZ; Automobiles; Basque Community; Bolding, Charles; Cattle Ranching; Chinese Community; Cotton Farming; Glendale Grammar School; Horses; Japanese...
    • Edna Meyer and Retha Beveridge, elementary school teachers, who were born in Glendale in the early Twentieth Century, come together in this interview to reminisce about Glendale, the early years. They both remember swimming at Glendale Beach and...
    • Vernon Tuckey

    • Tuckey, Vernon
    • Glendale, AZ; Glendale (Ariz.) -- Beach; Arizona Canal -- swimming; FBI; Glendale Union High School
    • Vernon Tuckey, a former FBI agent, attended Glendale Grammar School and Glendale Union High School. He was a star athlete and fondly remembers the Sands family passing out stockings filled with fruit, nuts and candy to every child at Glendale...
    • Dr. Robert Ashe

    • Ashe, Dr. Robert
    • Glendale (Ariz) -- Newspaper; Glendale, AZ; Glendale (Ariz) --Social life and customs; Glendale (Ariz) -- Glendale Union High School
    • In the 1940s, Dr. Robert Ashe was the former Superintendent of Glendale and Peoria High School Districts, during a period of great growth. He was instrumental in transforming Glendale School District from a small farming town school district, to a...
    • John Coury Oral History Interview

    • Coury, John
    • Glendale, AZ; Phoenix, AZ; Coury's Market; Grocery Business; Valley National Bank; Labanese-American Community; WWII
    • John, a Syrian [Lebanese] immigrant whose family fled Syria [Lebanon] to escape the Turkish War and persecution of Christians, first settled in Ray, Arizona around 1910 and later moved to Glendale. He graduated from University of Arizona in May...
    • JY "EC" Otondo Oral History Interview

    • Otondo, JY "EC"
    • Glendale, AZ: Arizona Communities; Basque Community; Los Angeles, CA; Great Depression; Sheep Ranching;
    • “EC” Otondo was part of one of the first, if not the first sheep families to live in Arizona. He remembers herding his sheep down the trail from northern Arizona to Gilbert. Moving along the San Francisco Peaks into the valley. During this...
    • Glendale Public Library Oral History with Glenda Wilson and Judy Rhodes, January 27, 2010.

    • Rhodes, Judy and Wilson, Glenda
    • Glendale Public Library; Velma Teague Library; Glendale (Ariz.); Libraries--Glendale, Az. Librarians
    • Glenda Wilson and Judy Rhodes were long-term Glendale Public Library employees when they retired in the last decade. Judy was 16 and still in high school when Library Director Velma Teague hired her. Glenda was newly married and a Texas transplant...
    • Oral History Interview with Ruth Sparks Byrne

    • Byrne, Ruth Sparks
    • Sahuaro Ranch; Glendale, AZ; Agriculture; Williams, George; Glendale Historical Society; Phidaleons; Glendale Women’s Club
    • Oral history interview with Ruth Sparks Byrne where she discusses the history of Sahuaro Ranch beginning in the 1940s.
    • Oral History Interview with Sharon Smith

    • Smith, Sharon
    • Sahuaro Ranch; Glendale, AZ; Luke Air Force Base;
    • Oral history interview with Sharon Smith where she discusses Sahuaro Ranch and family life on the Ranch.

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