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  •  I asked you some questions lower down (1+ / 0-)
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    in the thread - was working my way up - you answered them :)

    Check out the list of the founders of Los Angeles:
    (I've seen the plaque with their names in LA)

    On September 4, 1781, El Pueblo de la Reina de Los Angeles was founded by 44 pobladores from New Spain, now called Mexico. The heads of the eleven founding families were Antonio Clemente Villavicencio, a Spaniard, Antonio Mesa, a Negro; Jose Fernando Lara, a Spainard; Jose Vanegas, an Indian; Pablo Rodriquez, an Indian; Manuel Camero, a Mulatto (mixed negro); Jose Antonio Navarro, a Mestizo; Jose Moreno, a Mulatto (mixed negro); Basillio Rosas, an Indian; Alejandro Rosas, an Indian; and Luis Quintero, a Negro.

    The two Spaniards and three Indians had Indian wives; the remaining six had Mulatto (mixed negro) wives. Despite their varied racial background, they shared a common language, culture, and religion since all were Spanish subjects and Catholics.

    "If you're in a coalition and you're comfortable, you know it's not a broad enough coalition" Bernice Johnson Reagon

    by Denise Oliver Velez on Wed Oct 21, 2009 at 12:13:53 PM PDT

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