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Gus Amado

Gus Amado, September 2002

Gus Amado, one of several Amado children who attended Sopori School, was in class 3B. Though quite young at the time, he contributed to the Little Cowpuncher. (1) (2) (3) (4)

Gus Amado was interviewed at the Amado Ranch on September 20, 2002.

Gus discusses his memories of the Sopori school, playing baseball and other sports, his teacher Eulalia "Sister" Bourne, and their World War II Victory Garden. [09:22 QuickTime]

Read additional resources about the Amado family

"Voices in the Valley:" The Tubac Historical Society Oral History Project

Interview with Gustavo "Gus" Antonio Amado and Beverly Irish Amado (1989)
Interview with Elvira Hildalgo Amado and Yolanda Amado Wells (1990)

Antonio Ferrer Amado's recollections of his ranching life.

Newspaper obituaries

Gustavo Elias Amado
Pablo Amado
Teresa Amado