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Happy 225th, LA

10:09 AM PDT on September 4, 2006

Avila Adobe

As today marks 225 years from the original founding, let's take a look at exactly who is responsible for the city we call home. The LA Alamanac has information on Los Pobladores Originales de El Pueblo de la Reina de Los Angeles, 1781:

Recorded Family HeadAgeRaceBirthplaceName,
Age & Race of Spouse
Children***
Manuel Camero*30MulattoNayaritMaria
Tomasa (24, Mulatta)
None
Jose Fernando de
Velasco y Lara
50SpaniardSpainMaria
Antonia Campos (23, Indian)
3
Antonio Mesa38BlackSinaloaAna
Gertrudis (27, Mulatto)
2
Jose Cesario Moreno*22MulattoSinaloaMaria
Guadalupe Gertrudis Perez (19, Mulatta)
None
Jose Antonio Navarro42MestizoSinaloaMaria
Regina Dorotea Glorea de Soto (47, Mulatta)
3
Luis Manuel Quintero55BlackJaliscoMaria
Petra Rubio (40, Mulatta)
5
Pablo Rodriguez25IndianSinaloaMaria
Rosalia Noriega (26, Indian)
1
Alejandro Rosas*19IndianSinaloaJuana
Rodriguez (20, Indian)
None
Jose Antonio Basilio
Rosas
67IndianDurangoMaria
Manuela Calixtra Hernandez (43, Mulatta)
6
Jose Maria Vanegas**28IndianJaliscoMaria
Bonifacia Maxima Aguilar (20, Indian)
1
Antonio Clemente Felix Villavicencio30SpaniardChihuahuaMaria
de los Santos Flores (26, Indian)
1

The picture above is the Avila Adobe, located at 10 Olvera St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

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