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San Diego parade float at the Los Angeles County Fair, Pomona, 1936
Date Created and/or Issued
September 20, 1936
Publication Information
Los Angeles Times
Contributing Institution
UCLA, Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library
Los Angeles Times Photographic Archives
Rights Information
UCLA Library Special Collections, A1713 Charles E. Young Research Library, Box 951575, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575. Email: Phone: (310) 825-4988
Access to this collection is generously supported by Arcadia funds.
The historical pageant, La Fiesta de la Rancho San Jose, at the Los Angeles County Fair celebrated the one hundredth anniversary of the first Spanish settlers, Don Ygnacio Palomares and Don Arcardo Vejar to the Pomona Valley.
Different photographs of the parade taken on the same occasion appear with the article, “County Fair Fiesta Recalls Settling of Pomona Valley,” Los Angeles Times, 21 Sept. 1936: 1, 7, 20.
A horse-drawn parade float features California's first mission in San Diego. The side facing the grandstand reads, "San Diego, Where 'Heaven on Earth' Began, America's Natural Air-Conditioned Area" and "1769 California's first mission". A mission building replica has an arch with, "The Arrival of the San Antonio 1770" written above it. People dressed as a missionary and an angel ride the float.
Text from negative sleeve: 6639 – L. A. county Fair – Pageant (nitrate + safety) Sept. – 1936 (1 removed for cleaning) Box 5 [stamped, twice:] OCT 7 - 1936
b&w nitrate negative
No linguistic content
Parades & processions--California--Pomona
Parade floats
Los Angeles County Fair (Los Angeles County, Calif.)
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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