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Holy Family School, 1997

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"Manuela Ponce reads a story to students at Holy Family School in 1997. the non-profit, non denominational school was started in the 1950s as :a escuelita, the Little School, in Old McKinney's La Loma neighborhood."

Cinco de Mayo Proclamation Signing, 1997

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"Mayor John Gay signs a proclamation declaring May 3, 1997, the official day for McKinney's Cinco de Mayo celebration. With Mayor Gay are League of United Latin American Citizens members, from left: Leonard Gonzalez, president; Mike Pardon, second…

Willie Sanchez

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"World War II war veteran Willie Sanchez, like other veterans, was considered a hero by the people in his neighborhood."

Medarda "Ida" Nino Garcia and Children

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"Merdrada "Ida" ino Garcia surrounded by her children. From left: Aline, Franklin, Santana, and Bobby. Ida's family were Hispanic pioneers in McKinney. Ida, who worked at the Woods Cafe, could speak English. She was often called upon to translate for…

Cinco de Mayo Celebration Committee, 1967

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"Setting up the Cinco de Mayo celebration in 1967 at the east side community center; which is now the Samaritan Inn. Front row from left" Frank Garcia, W. B. Finney, Rudy Jimenez, next three unidentified, Joe Cavazos. Second row includes second from…

Wedding at Holy Family, 1950s

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"Juan and Lola Ponse's wedding at Holy Family Church in the 1950s. Johnny Urbano and Margarita Carranza hold the bride's train."

Fiesta Dancing, 1950s

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"Fiesta Queen Dominga Coronado watches the dancing during the 16th of September Festival in the dances of our heritage at Holy Family (church) when our parents were busy working in the field," remembers Gilda Garza who grew up on La Loma."

First Fiesta Queen, Dominga Coronado, 1950s

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"The first Fiesta Queen, Dominga Coronado, was crowned during the 16th of September Festival in the early 1950s. She is flanked by Maids Florencia and Teresa Castro, left, and Butch Castillo, right. Simona and Marth Castillo, left, and Jimmy Gomez,…

Mexican Hat Dance, 1958

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"Elementary school children dance the Mexican Hat Dance for the high school's "Around the World in Eighty Days" program in March 1958. From left: Modesta Garcia, Pedro Almendarez, Onesma Garcia, and Dionicio Garcia."

La Loma Children, 1959

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"La Loma residents Onesma Garcia, Margarita Carranza, Anita and Gilda Garcia dressed in their Easter best in 1959. The open space behind them looks south to Virginia Street and beyond."