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FIESTA de PIO PICO at Pio Pico State Historic Park

FIESTA de PIO PICO at Pio Pico State Historic Park

California State Parks and The Friends of Pio Pico present FIESTA de PIO PICO at Pio Pico State Historic Park
Saturday, November 5, 2011
 
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Pio Pico State Historic Park
6003 Pioneer Blvd.
Whittier, CA  90606
 
Join us for a celebration of Hispanic heritage and the history of the Californios.

Entertainment
Food
Historical Displays and Activities
Children’s Activities
Costumed Docents
Local Family History and Genealogy Information**
Don Pio Pico himself (portrayed by Roberto Garza)
And More!

 

Admission is FREE!
 Onsite parking is limited.  Free parking and shuttle provided from:

A Mi Hacienda Restaurant – Whittier Blvd. in Pico Rivera
Guirado Park – Whittier
Uptown Senior Center – Whittier

 
Thank you to Southern California Edison, Supervisor Don Knabe and the City of Whittier for their support of this educational and cultural program.
** Download an application here to participate in the local family history portion of our event.

Soldiers (accompanied by their families) who escorted Pobladores to El Pueblo de Los Angeles.

Soldiers (accompanied by their families)  who escorted Pobladores to El Pueblo de Los Angeles.
Some of the soldiers who accompanied the Pobladores and other settlers from Mexico, also settled in California, some became prominent citizens, large Spanish landgrant owners, commanders of the Presidios in California, and even a governor. These soldiers were later assigned to the Presidios in San Diego, Santa Barbara, Monterey, and San Francisco. In Los Angeles alone their was 71 people including soldiers, settlers and their children.
 

Corporal Jose Vicente Feliz, born about 1741, at Alamos, Sonora, Mexico, where he married Maria Ygnacia Manuela Pinuelas in 1758, and where their six children were born. He came to Alta California with the Anza Expedition in 1775. On the way to Ca. near Tubac, Mexico,on the …

Founding Families of El Pueblo De La Reina De Los Angeles, names and backround histories.

Founding Families of El Pueblo De La Reina De Los Angeles, names and backround histories.

Jose Fernando de Velasco y Lara, born about 1731 at the Port of Cadiz, Spain and came to Mexico about 1750. He used the name of Lara when he was in Alta California. He enlisted on June 24 1780, at the Villa de Sinaloa, Mexico; and about 1774, he was married to Maria Antonia Campos in Cosala, near the Villa de Sinaloa, Sinaloa, Mexico. In this marriage, there were two girls and a boy born at the Villa de Sinaloa. He arrived at the San Gabriel Mission on July 22, 1781, and he was a poblador at the founding of …

Additional soldiers who accompanied the Pobladores from Mexico to the San Gabriel Mission in 1781, included:

Additional soldiers who accompanied the Pobladores from Mexico to the San Gabriel Mission in 1781, included:
These soldiers and their families were recruited to move from Mexico to Alta California, and settle in the newly established Presidios of Santa Barbara, Monterey and San Francisco, the Missions of San Buenaventura, Santa Barbara, San Carlos, Monterey, San Francisco and San Luis Obispo and others in Alta California. With the promise of land, and a better life under Spanish rule.

Captain Rivera
Maximo Alanis
Ildefonso Dominguez,
Isidro German,
Felipe Gonzales,
Jose Julian Guerrero,
Josto Lorenzo Hernandez,
Juan Antonio Ibarra,
Manuel Ygnacio Lugo,
Juan Matlas Olivas
Jose Antonio Ontiveros,
Jose Polanco,
Joaquin Rodriguez,
Juan Maria Romero
Francisco Xavier Sepulveda,
Eugenio Valdez
Jose Manuel Valenzuela
Juan Jose Villalobo

 

Officers and Soldiers of the 1781 expedition to Alta California, who accompanied Captain Rivera (with their families)

Officers and Soldiers of the 1781 expedition to Alta California, who accompanied Captain Rivera (with their families)

Jose del Carmen Arana
Jose Prudencio Arangure
Jose Dario de ArgueIlo, Lieutenant
Francisco Xavier Caibo
Jose Xavier Cortes
Jose Miguel Espinosa
Juan Victorino Feliz
Jose Rosalino Fernandez
Diego Gonzales
Francisco Juarez
Agustin de Leyba
Gaspar Lopez
Jose Manuel Machado
Jose Maria Martinez
Juan Ygnacio Martinez
Francisco Xavier Mejias
Juan Norberto Mejias
Pedro Jose Mejias
Juan Andres Hilario Montiel
Francisco Ontiveros
Jose Antonio Basilio Parra
Jose Victor Patino
Vicente Quijada
Ygnacio Rochin
Jose Ygnacio Rodriguez
Jose Esteban Romero
Efigenio Ruiz
Fructuoso Maria Ruiz
Jose Pedro Loreto Salazar
Jose Maria Gil Samaniego
Jose Tadeo Sanchez
Guillermo Soto
Jose Melesio Valdez
Juan Ygnacio Valencia
Pedro Valenzuela
Segundo Valenzuela
Jose Antonio Maria Velarde
Juan Jose Villa
Ramon Ybarra

 

Join us at the Annual Pioneer Mass at Mission San Gabriel

Join us at the Annual Pioneer Mass at Mission San Gabriel

On Sunday September 4, 2011 at Mission San Gabriel at 9:30am will be the Annual Pioneer Mass to honor the families of those who pioneered the San Gabriel Valley and California.
Mission San Gabriel
428 South Mission Drive
San Gabriel, CA 91776

Join Us for Fiesta del Rio!!

Join Us for Fiesta del Rio!!

Join us on Sunday, September 11, 2011 for Fiesta del Rio!
Time: 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Place: Imperial Beach Pier Plaza
910 Seacoat Drive
Imperial Beach Pier Plaza will host a variety of entertainment such as a Border Field History skit, Californio period and 1970s rock music; tours of the Reserve provided by Tijuana Estuary’s biologists; lifeguard themed activities and games for families and children; and booths featuring the retired Border Field State Park Rangers, I Love a Clean San Diego, Chula Vista Nature Center, and native Kumeyaay arts and crafts. FREE!

230th Birthday Celebration of Los Angeles

230th Birthday Celebration of Los Angeles

On Sunday September 4, 2011, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa together with the Los Angeles City Council Members will celebrate the 230th Birthday of Los Angeles. Join with us at 9:45am at Union Station for the procession to the Kiosko at Olvera Street.  There will be a formal program then a cake cutting ceremony.  This event will take place from 10:00am until 1:00pm.