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Item 2: 00002_Acosta, Robert_MMS-History, 2003

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Interviewer(s): J. Sell. Houma, LA

Affiliation: University of Arizona

Bobby Acosta was contacted though Diana Edmonson of the Council on Aging. We met at the Council offices in Houma.

Bobby worked mostly in the Houma District for his 40 year career with Texaco. He started as a kitchen hand in 1948 (Dog Lake, Bay Ste. Elaine, Lake Barre). At 21, he became a roustabout (1951). In 1955 he became a pumper, working up through meterman to production supervisor at Lake Barre. He shifted fields regularly within the Houma District, including a stint in the Houma office. He was offshore for about six months. He finished up with four years as production supervisor at Caillou Island until retirement in 1987.


  • 2003

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From the Collection: 25.0 linear feet

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