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Searching for buried gold coins
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Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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From his deathbed in 1925, Grandfather Manuel Mantijo, 103, pointed a trembling finger toward his Boyle Heights back yard--now the playground of the Malabar Street School. Unable to speak, he was trying to tell the family he had buried a cache of gold coins in the area--or so believes his granddaughter, Mrs. Angie Parra, 46, of 1147 No. Alma Ave. On May 23, 1959, she and a friend, Adolph Flores Trinidad, were trying to prove the truth of the story by conducting a search of the playground with a metal detector. The school district gave permission on the condition they share in 50 per cent of the gross take if the gold was there.
1 photographic print :b&w
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 4341
Malabar Street Elementary School (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Metal detectors--California--Los Angeles
Schools--California--Boyle Heights (Los Angeles)
Elementary schools--California--Los Angeles
Dwellings--California--Boyle Heights (Los Angeles)
Gold coins--California--Los Angeles
Boyle Heights (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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