Early Settlers of Los Angeles.... Quintero...

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Early Settlers of Los Angeles....
 Quintero... - LARHY DAVIS Los Angeles Times Descendants of...
LARHY DAVIS Los Angeles Times Descendants of L.A. settlers make annual trek from San Gabriel Mission. Descendants of Settlers Help L. A. Celebrate 209th Birthday ByJILL STEWART TIMES STAFF WRITER It is a mark of some distinction, in this rootless city of 3.4 million, to be able to claim that one is a Los Angeles native. But for 200 families who trace their ancestry to Mexican expeditioners who founded the first pueblo at Los Angeles 209 years ago, it is a source of deep pride that uplifts many Latinos, even more recent arrivals. That sense of historical achievement was celebrated Monday by Mayor Tom Bradley, Los Angeles Schools Supl. William Anton, Archbishop Roger Ma-hony Ma-hony Ma-hony and more than 100 pobladores (settlers), the direct descendants of the city's original settlers, whose numbers are estimated at more than 1,000 in Southern California. At El Pueblo Historic Park downtown, downtown, costumed celebrants were among nearly 300 people observing the founding founding of Los Angeles by 44 civilians and four soldiers on Sept. 4, 1781. Mahony spoke of the many achievements by thousands of other Mexican immigrants to the city since that day. Nor did civic leaders forget the earliest residents of the region that is now Los Angeles the Gabrielino Indians. Indians. Tribal members conducted a prayer and ritual burning of sage in honor of their 3,000-year 3,000-year 3,000-year history in Southern California. Art Romero, 55, a descendant of Luis Quintero, an original settler of the Spanish pueblo, said his grandchildren Please see SETTLERS, B8

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  1. The Los Angeles Times,
  2. 04 Sep 1990, Tue,
  3. Page 25

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