Interview with Horace Layne Lillywhite
Interview with Horace Layne Lillywhite by Thomas H. Naylor on the history and architecture of the Mormon settlement Colonia Morelos, Sonora, Mexico. Topics include the orchards, agriculture, the movement of the Bavispe River, the Lillywhite, Bunker, Huish, Curtis, Jarvis, Lee, McCall, Nelson, Marruffo, and Bradshaw families, the attack on the colony in 1912, his father Joe's attempts to help Leon Trotsky and a colonel in the Mexican army, attempts on his father's life, selling the colony's land back to Mexico, his father's murder, building materials, the colony's four mill, Porfirio Diaz's troops, the flood in Oaxaca, polygamy, music, and entertainment. Transcripts are not complete. Bernard Fontana also speaks at the beginning of the first tape.
Colonia Morelos, Sonora, Mexico