Oral History Interview with Reverend Matias Garcia Rodriguez, January 16, 1998

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Interview with Matias Garcia Rodriguez, the reverend for Calvary Baptist Church, from Kerrville, Texas. Rev. Rodriguez discusses the history of Mexico as it relates to Texan history, including stories about his great-grandfather, Jose Policarpo "Polly" Rodriguez, an early pioneer of the Texas Hill Country. He goes through his own family history, family stories, his service in WWII, his education, and the people and places in Kerrville.

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38 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm.

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Rector, William & Rodriguez, Matias Garcia 1998.

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Interview with Matias Garcia Rodriguez, the reverend for Calvary Baptist Church, from Kerrville, Texas. Rev. Rodriguez discusses the history of Mexico as it relates to Texan history, including stories about his great-grandfather, Jose Policarpo "Polly" Rodriguez, an early pioneer of the Texas Hill Country. He goes through his own family history, family stories, his service in WWII, his education, and the people and places in Kerrville.

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38 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm.

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Editor's Note: "The following is a transcript of an audiotape and has been edited only for clarity of meaning." (page 9)

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This compilation of newspapers, photographs, and other materials provides a glimpse into the diverse people and fascinating places that have contributed to the growth of Texas.

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Oral History Interview with Rev. Matias Rodriguez, January 16, 1998

Interview with Matias Rodriguez, a reverend from Kerrville, Texas, whose family has lived in the hill country of Texas for seven generations, since 1829. The interview includes Rodriguez's experiences as the pastor of Calvary Baptist Church and as a prisoner of war in World War II.

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Rector, William & Rodriguez, Matias Garcia. Oral History Interview with Reverend Matias Garcia Rodriguez, January 16, 1998, text, 1998; Kerrville, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth795526/: accessed September 25, 2020), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Kerr County Historical Commission.