One of the First Loonanon Pioneers Gatherings

Dublin Core

Title

One of the First Loonanon Pioneers Gatherings

Description

In the 1920s, Filipinos from Loon, Bohol in the Philippines came to the United States, often working as agricultural labor. As an association based on shared hometown and as a mutual aid organization, Loonanons would get together eventually incorporating as the Loonanon Pioneers of America based in Santa Maria, California. Families of the Loonanon Pioneers still gather each Labor Day weekend in Santa Maria for La Fiesta celebration and reunion. This photograph is believed to be taken at one of the first of these gatherings, which took place at Avila Beach, California and included a barbecue picnic and a meeting of the executive board. According to Darryl Maratas, Uncle Larry (Larry Ruta) is pictured in a white tshirt in the middle. Emily Rose Maratas may be the child in back left in the white sweater with her mother Rosanna Maratas.

Coverage

Avila Beach, California

Date

c.1956

Contributor

Darryl Maratas

Format

Black and white photograph

Type

Still image

Identifier

USA-CA-09012013-A0001-001

Files

Tags

Citation

“One of the First Loonanon Pioneers Gatherings,” The Re/Collecting Project , accessed September 22, 2017, http://reco.calpoly.edu/items/show/1898.

Back to top