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Founders Day Fandango 2006

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Dedication of the Bernal-Gulnac-Joice Ranch


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Santa Teresa Park Wildflowers, Spring 2002

Mine, Fortini, Stile Ranch Wildflowers, 4/11/08

Bernal Hill wildflowers and views, Feb-Apr. '08 Part 1, Part 2

Coyote Peak, Rocky Ridge Wildflowers 2008







Family Fandango Day

Santa Teresa County Park 

August  23, 2008


Dancers' dresses (picture by Chris Horii)

The pictures below were taken on Family Fandango Day, held on August 23, 2008 at the Bernal-Gulnac-Joice Ranch on Manila Drive. This was the third year for this event.


The NPS's Anza National Trail table with rancho clothing provided by Judge Paul Bernal


The Muwekma Ohlone Tribe's booth.


Santa Teresa Foothills Neighborhood Association table, animal track guessing game


4H rabbits in the barn


Delfina Garcia's rancho artifacts


Muwekma Ohlone representative Gloria Arellano-Gomez, sister to Monica Arellano, the current Vice-Chairwoman of the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe of the San Francisco Bay Area, with park interpreter and Fandango event planner Jan Shriner.


Frank Martinez IV dressed as a Spanish soldier


The Friends of Juan Briones' table and Margaret Styles of the NPS


Audience watching the performances, with Mike Boulland at the parks information table


Elena Robles of El Grito de la Cultura and her dancers, Jorge Izquierdo Garcia, who provided a
Spanish translation for most of the talks, and Jan Shriner
 

Dancers from El Grito de la Cultura


Rancho artifacts, dancers, and Francisco Garcia (in hat)


Closeup of rancho artifacts (picture by Chris Horii)


Rancho artifacts


Closeup of fabric (picture by Chris Horii)


The welcome table and Junior Rangers


Dancers


Older dancers in cowboy garb


Pottery (picture by Chris Horii)


Pottery-making


Jim Aceves as "Cisco Jim," singing cowboy


Margaret Styles at the Anza National Trail table


Mexican food provided by Leticia Beedle of "Mexicanisimo"


Taquitos (picture by Chris Horii)


Junior Rangers dressed as Spanish soldiers, marching


Greg Bernal-Mendoza Smestad, a Bernal descendant, talking with Jim Aceves. Art Boudreault and Ed Jackson are at the parks/FOSTP information table.


Watching a video in the barn


Holly Davis and the 4H's chicken bingo game


Historic displays in the barn, provided by John Ramos


Kids trying the animal tracks game


Cattle roping and branding


Over 180 people were at the event.


Mounted Ranger Patrick Silva


SJSU anthropology lecturer Alan Leventhal giving a slideshow presentation in the barn on Indian history


Rancho bingo game


Dancers taking bows


Dancers taking bows


Watching the dancers


Crafts table, provided by Phyllis Carrasco


Dot Wilson and Dorene Boulland in the ranch house, giving beads for bookmarks


Crafts table: making clapper sticks from elderberry branches. This is a tradtional rhythm instrument used by the Muwekma Ohlone's in the chanting and dancing.


Jenel Vincze at the 4H seed planting table


4H'er Jason in the barn with one of his rabbits

Pictures by Ron and Chris Horii. Page created by Ron Horii, 8/29/08, updated 9/10/08