One of the First Loonanon Pioneers Gatherings

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Title

One of the First Loonanon Pioneers Gatherings

Description

Emiliano "Milan" Maratas is facing away from the camera and helping to prepare the lechon. 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.

Coverage

Avila Beach, California

Date

c.1956

Contributor

Darryl Maratas

Format

Black and white photograph

Type

Still image

Identifier

USA-CA-09012013-A0001-003

Rights

The Re/Collecting Project is an ethnic studies memory project of California’s Central Coast, documenting the diverse and under-documented communities of the region. Images were digitally reproduced from private collections of individuals and families. Copyright remains with original owners. All images included herein are intended for personal use only. Any reproduction, redistribution, publication, or other use, by any means, without prior written permission is prohibited. If you are the rightful copyright holder of this item and its use online constitutes an infringement of your copyright, please contact the project director to discuss its removal from the archive. Preferred citation: [Identification of Item]. The Re/Collecting Project. California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.

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Citation

“One of the First Loonanon Pioneers Gatherings,” The Re/Collecting Project , accessed September 22, 2017, http://reco.calpoly.edu/items/show/1900.

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