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Document Details


Title: Charles Sigalia
Local code: OH-141
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Tempe Historical Museum. Research Library
Collection: Barrios Oral History Project
Description: In this interview, he talks about the Sigala and Oviedo families in Tempe. He discusses at length the activities of his father, Chris Sigala, who was a football player for the Normal School, a typesetter for the Tempe Daily News, a grocery owner, a National Guard officer, and the local truent officer. He mentions the Oviedo store on Eighth Street, and La Cremer¡a barrio. He also talks his own career and work experiences as a butcher, Coast Guard officer, union official, and welder in California Other topics include the Payne Training School, the Liga Protectora Latina, and the volunteer fire department, as well as his recollections of several prominent Tempe figures, including Carl Hayden, Pete and Ralph Estrada, Antonio Celaya, Cruz Reyes, and Carl Spain.
Extent: 15 pages
URL: http://www.tempe.gov/museum/oh141.htm
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1994 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Sigala, Charles, 1911-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1911
Speaker place of birth: Tempe, AZ; Arizona; United States; North America
Speaker occupation: Butcher; Military personnel; Union offical
Age at speaking: 83
Document date: 11-Apr-1994
Interviewer: Solliday, Scott
Locations discussed: Arizona; North America; Tempe, AZ; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Arizona; Family--History; Family-owned business enterprises; Hispanic American neighborhoods; North America; Oral history; Tempe, AZ; United States
Topics discussed - Other terms: Barrio
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0022453-23785