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Image of Mary Biaz and Eliseo Mireles Rehearse for Club Latino Juvenil Dance, 1941 - 1941/06/05

Mary Biaz and Eliseo Mireles Rehearse for Club Latino Juvenil Dance, 1941 - 1941/06/05

Mary Biaz and Eliseo Mireles, members of the Club Latino Juvenil of Santa Monica, practice for an upcoming performance wearing Mexican-themed attire. The attached newspaper clipping states: "In one of the colorful dances to be presented tomorrow night by the Santa Monica Club Latino Juvenil in 'An Evening in Mexico,'... club members seen here in dress rehearsal last night.... The program, which will include Mexican dances, songs and folklore, will be in the Miles playhouse. Coaching the dancers and appearing in the program are Carlos Tarin and Ponce Espino, directors of dancing in the motion picture, 'Time in the Sun.'"

Image of Mary Biaz and Eliseo Mireles Rehearse for Club Latino Juvenil Dance, 1941 - 1941/06/05

Mary Biaz and Eliseo Mireles Rehearse for Club Latino Juvenil Dance, 1941 - 1941/06/05

Mary Biaz and Eliseo Mireles, members of the Club Latino Juvenil of Santa Monica, practice for an upcoming performance wearing Mexican-themed attire. The attached newspaper clipping states: "In one of the colorful dances to be presented tomorrow night by the Santa Monica Club Latino Juvenil in 'An Evening in Mexico,'... club members seen here in dress rehearsal last night.... The program, which will include Mexican dances, songs and folklore, will be in the Miles playhouse. Coaching the dancers and appearing in the program are Carlos Tarin and Ponce Espino, directors of dancing in the motion picture, 'Time in the Sun.'"

Image of Dancers Rehearse for Club Latino Juvenil Dance, 1941 - 1941/06/05

Dancers Rehearse for Club Latino Juvenil Dance, 1941 - 1941/06/05

Members of the Club Latino Juvenil of Santa Monica practice for an upcoming performance wearing Mexican-themed attire. The attached newspaper clipping states: "In one of the colorful dances to be presented tomorrow night by the Santa Monica Club Latino Juvenil in 'An Evening in Mexico,' four of the club members seen here in dress rehearsal last night. The dancers, left to right, are Laverne Haines, Mary Biaz, Anita Rosas and Eliseo Mireles. The program, which will include Mexican dances, songs and folklore, will be in the Miles playhouse. Coaching the dancers and appearing in the program are Carlos Tarin and Ponce Espino, directors of dancing in the motion picture, 'Time in the Sun.'"

Image of Mexican Independence Day Parade, 1947 - 1947/09/16

Mexican Independence Day Parade, 1947 - 1947/09/16

People on horseback ride with the Fiesta Queen in a parade celebrating Mexican Independence Day. The accompanying caption reads, "SALUDOS, COMPANEROS! -- Riding in regal style above is lovely Lupita Gallegos, 16, surrounded by her court. Lupita was crowned Fiesta Queen for the two-day celebration here Monday and Tuesday by which some 500 Spanish-speaking Santa Monica residents marked the 137th anniversary of Mexican independence..."

Image of Mexican Independence Day Parade, 1947 - 1947/09/16

Mexican Independence Day Parade, 1947 - 1947/09/16

People on horseback ride with the Fiesta Queen in a parade celebrating Mexican Independence Day. The accompanying caption reads, "SALUDOS, COMPANEROS! -- Riding in regal style above is lovely Lupita Gallegos, 16, surrounded by her court. Lupita was crowned Fiesta Queen for the two-day celebration here Monday and Tuesday by which some 500 Spanish-speaking Santa Monica residents marked the 137th anniversary of Mexican independence..."

Image of Mexican Independence Day Parade, 1947 - 1947/09/16

Mexican Independence Day Parade, 1947 - 1947/09/16

People on horseback ride with the Fiesta Queen in a parade celebrating Mexican Independence Day. The accompanying caption reads, "SALUDOS, COMPANEROS! -- Riding in regal style above is lovely Lupita Gallegos, 16, surrounded by her court. Lupita was crowned Fiesta Queen for the two-day celebration here Monday and Tuesday by which some 500 Spanish-speaking Santa Monica residents marked the 137th anniversary of Mexican independence..."

Image of Fiesta Queen at Garfield School, 1947 - 1947/09/15

Fiesta Queen at Garfield School, 1947 - 1947/09/15

The accompanying caption reads, "FIESTA QUEEN AND MEMBERS OF HER COURT -- Lupita Gallegos, 16, of 2018 19th Street, shown with attendants at Garfield School, following her coronation last night in ceremonies opening the traditional celebration of Mexican Independence. Others in the group are (left to right) Alfredo Burgos, 7, page; Sally Esparza, 16, princess; Beatrice Casillas, 6, page; in center foreground; Helen Gallardo, 23, another princess, and Manuel Rodriguez, 7, page."

Image of Mexican Independence Day Celebration, 1947 - 1947/09/15

Mexican Independence Day Celebration, 1947 - 1947/09/15

Escorting Queen Lupita Gallagos, 16, to the coronation stand at the Santa Monica celebration of Mexican independence is Pedro Gomez, president of the festivities committee. Also in attendance are pages Manuel Rodriguez, 7, and Beatrice Casillas, 6.

Image of Herminia Reyes, Granddaughter of Ysidro Reyes I - undated

Herminia Reyes, Granddaughter of Ysidro Reyes I - undated

Young granddaughter of Ysidro Reyes I, Herminia Reyes, posing by a chair and drapery and wearing a full-length dress.

Image of Perfecto Marquez on Pioneer Day Parade Float - undated

Perfecto Marquez on Pioneer Day Parade Float - undated

Perfecto Marquez and a friend pose on a float that was entered by Perfecto Marquez in a Pioneer Days parade. Credit: Rosemary Marquez Miano and Angie Olivera.

Image of Pioneer Day Parade Float - undated

Pioneer Day Parade Float - undated

Participants are sitting on a Pioneer Day Parade float. The side of the float says "Rancho Boca de Santa Monica, History and Landmark." Credit: Rosemary Marquez Miano and Angie Olivera.

Image of Pioneer Days Parade Float - undated

Pioneer Days Parade Float - undated

Bill Marquez drives a float led by four horses during the Pioneer Days Parade in Santa Monica. A sign on the right says "Gilmore Red Lion." Credit: Rosemary Marquez Miano and Angie Olivera.

Image of Pioneer Days Parade Float - undated

Pioneer Days Parade Float - undated

Participants pose in front of a float for the Pioneers Days Parade in Santa Monica. Perfecto Marquez is in the top row. Angelina Marquez and Rosemary Romero are in the second row. The children are from a dancing school. Credit: Rosemary Marquez Miano and Angie Olivera.

Image of Pioneer Days Parade Float - undated

Pioneer Days Parade Float - undated

A float in the Pioneer Days Parade in Santa Monica. The float says "Casa Marquez 1824 - 1932." Credit: Rosemary Marquez Miano and Angie Olivera.

Image of Pioneer Days Parade Float - undated

Pioneer Days Parade Float - undated

The parade float entry by Perfecto Marquez and William (Bill) Marquez. It is leaving Santa Monica Canyon in order to join the Pioneer Days Parade in Santa Monica. Credit: Rosemary Marquez Miano and Angie Olivera.

Image of Performers in Pioneer Days Parade - undated

Performers in Pioneer Days Parade - undated

In Santa Monica Canyon, a group of performers get ready to board a float for the Pioneer Days Parade. Credit: Rosemary Marquez Miano and Angie Olivera.

Image of Marquez Float in a Children's Parade - undated

Marquez Float in a Children's Parade - undated

Rosemary Romero Miano, Perfecto Marquez and Vincent Romero pose with a float in a children's parade in Ocean Park. The float says "Carreta 1830 Bound for the Fiesta." Ysidro Reyes II made the carreta from sycamore trees. He used wooden pegs instead of nails. Credit: Rosemary Marquez Miano and Angie Olivera.

Image of Perfecto and Tranquelina  Marquez at the Family Cemetery - undated

Perfecto and Tranquelina Marquez at the Family Cemetery - undated

Perfecto Marquez and his wife Tranquelina stand in the family cemetery in which early family members, their servants and friends were buried. Perfecto's grandfather, Francisco Marquez, along with Ysidro Reyes were given the land grant of Rancho Boca de Santa Monica in 1839 by the Mexican government. The cemetery is located on San Lorenzo Street in Pacific Palisades and is one of two remaining plots of land from the original grant that is still owned by direct descendents of Franciso Reyes.

Image of Perfecto Marquez in the Marquez Family Cemetery - undated

Perfecto Marquez in the Marquez Family Cemetery - undated

Perfecto Marquez stands at the grave of his father in the Marquez family cemetery where early family members, their servants, and friends were buried. Perfecto's grandfather, Francisco Marquez, along with Ysidro Reyes, was given the land grant of Rancho Boca de Santa Monica in 1839 by the Mexican government. The cemetery is located on San Lorenzo Street in Pacific Palisades and is one of two remaining plots of land from the original grant that is still owned by direct descendents of Francisco Reyes.

Image of Plaque Commemorating the Ysidro Reyes Adobe - undated

Plaque Commemorating the Ysidro Reyes Adobe - undated

This plaque, located in the center of Pampas Ricas Boulevard near the intersections of Chautauqua and Sunset Boulevards, marks the approximate site of the first adobe home ever built in Santa Monica Canyon by rancho co-land grantee Ysidro Reyes.