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Oral Histories

The SFA oral history program documents life stories from the American South. Collecting these stories, we honor the people whose labor defines the region.

ORAL HISTORY

Imelda Perez


Gorditas Zacatecanas (Algiers Pulga)

Originally from Zacatecas, Imelda Garcia is the matriarch of Gorditas Zacatecanas, a family-owned food establishment that features seventeen types of gordita fillings. In Mexico, Garcia operated a hamburger stand, which is where she learned to operate a successful food business.

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Originaria de Zacatecas, Imelda Garcia es la matriarca de Gorditas Zacatecanas, un establecimiento familiar de comida que ofrece diecisiete tipos de rellenos de gorditas. En México, Garcia operó un puesto de hamburguesas, que es donde aprendió a manejar un negocio exitoso de alimentos.

Date of interview:
2017-06-16

Interviewer:
Sarah Fouts & Fernando Lopez

Photographer:
Fernando Lopez

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