1587 - Joe Apolinar, 3 Apr, 2005, Transcript: No and Digitized: Yes


Joe "Jose" Louis Apolinar, Jr. (b. 1936 - d. 2018) was born in Prescott on April 5, 1936, and was the eldest remaining Apolinar of eighteen children born to Lucia (Garcia) and Jose Luiz Apolinar, Sr.  Joe’s parents were of Latino heritage and his father was born in Arizona.  Hence, Joe was a true Arizona native, born on Madison Street in Prescott and lived his entire life in the Arizona.  He was dafted into the Army in 1959 and when he returned to Prescott, he worked at the Mallin Brothers scrap yard for many years.  On March 2, 2018, Joe passed away in Chino Valley.


Oral History
Interviewee:  Joe Apolinar (b. 04/05/1936 – d. 03/02/2018)
Interviewer:  Jody Drake
Audio Number:  1587
Duration: 01:17:26
Date:  April 3, 2005
Topics Discussed: Apolinar Family History, Growing up in Prescott 1940s & 1950s, Mexican-American culture in Prescott, Racial Discrimination, Prescott Businesses such as Mallin Brothers scrap yard, Barrows Furniture Store, Green Frog Cafe, Pine Cone Inn, Central Cafe, Studio Theater and Prescott Schools and Teachers.