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Pete Guion served during the Second World War and was the first Filipino in Arroyo Grande to purchase a home in town, according to Aida Betita. The house was at 721 Cornwall Avenue. This home purchase was an important event because local Filipinos…

Pete Guion served during the Second World War and was the first Filipino in Arroyo Grande to purchase a home in town, according to Aida Betita. The house was at 721 Cornwall Avenue. This home purchase was an important event because local Filipinos…

Aida and Felipe Betita are pictured here at Pete Guion's housewarming party. Aida is pregnant with their first child, Juliet. Pete Guion served during the Second World War and was the first Filipino in Arroyo Grande to purchase a home in town,…

Pete Guion served during the Second World War and was the first Filipino in Arroyo Grande to purchase a home in town, according to Aida Betita. The house was at 721 Cornwall Avenue. This home purchase was an important event because local Filipinos…

Pete Guion served during the Second World War and was the first Filipino in Arroyo Grande to purchase a home in town, according to Aida Betita. The house was at 721 Cornwall Avenue. This home purchase was an important event because local Filipinos…

Pete Guion served during the Second World War and was the first Filipino in Arroyo Grande to purchase a home in town, according to Aida Betita. The house was at 721 Cornwall Avenue. This home purchase was an important event because local Filipinos…

Felipe Betita in Salvador and Mary Reyes' backyard. During the war, the Reyes' were able to purchase land in Arroyo Grande because Japanese farmers were interned.

Pictured from left to right: Felipe Betita, Salvador Reyes, and Benito Betita--cousins. Taken at Salvador and Mary Reyes's home on Branch Mill Road (then Huasna Road) after a funeral in Bakersfield. The Reyes's Cadillac can be seen parked in the…

Roque "Rook" Bayona (1904-1992) on a tractor at the Betita-Reyes farm. Rook migrated to the U.S. from Barotac Nuevo, Iloilo, Philippines, in 1929.

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The original photograph came from Mary Reyes's collection.

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