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Ana Rodriguez, Joanna Arce, Mary Lou Rodriguez, Loysa Gutierrez at Fiesta, Topeka, Kansas

Ana Rodriguez, Joanna Arce, Mary Lou Rodriguez, Loysa Gutierrez at Fiesta, Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1970s
This is a photograph of dancers Ana Rodriguez, Joanna Arce, Mary Lou Rodriguez, and Loysa Gutierrez at the Fiesta in Topeka, Kansas.


Augustine Valdivia

Augustine Valdivia
Date: July 1974
This is a photograph of Augustine Valdivia holding a portrait of Rito Valdivia on a Mexican Fiesta stage in Topeka, Kansas.


Dancers at Fiesta in Topeka, Kansas

Dancers at Fiesta in Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1980s
This is a photograph of dancers Mary Lou Escobar, Emilio Rivas, Ana Rodriguez and Patrick Gutierrez at the Fiesta in Topeka, Kansas


Father George Mationi walking around the Mexican Fiesta grounds in Topeka, Kansas

Father George Mationi walking around the Mexican Fiesta grounds in Topeka, Kansas
Date: July 1981
This is a photograph showing Father George Mationi walking around the Mexican Fiesta grounds at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Topeka, Kansas.


Fiesta Bells, Topeka, Kansas

Fiesta Bells, Topeka, Kansas
Date: August 17, 1933
This black and white photograph shows the Fiesta Bells, a group of Mexican American women dressed in traditional clothing, during the first Fiesta Mexicana in Topeka, Kansas. The members have been identified as the following: FIRST ROW: Nina Valadez, Lisa Valadez, Josefine Gomez Moreno, Victoria Lerma Morales, Antanacio Corona. SECOND ROW: Lalita Valadez, Enriqueta Martinez Flowers, Socorro Llamas Ramirez, Felipa Del Hierro Granado, Nettie Del Hierro Serna, Antonia Mosqueda, Jennie Cornejpo, Hermelenda Vargas, Teresa Cruz, Jovita Cruz. THIRD ROW: Mary Vargas, Piedad Cornejo, Alex Gomez Alcala, Agnes Vargas, Romana P. Balandran, Carmen Gomez Perez, Sabina Martinez Terry. FOURTH ROW: Augustina Lopez Gomez, Tillie Martinez Gonzalez, Mary Lopez Oliva and Josefine Llamas.


Fiesta Mexicana Queen, Topeka, Kansas

Fiesta Mexicana Queen, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Topeka Daily Capital
Date: June 29, 1968
This black and white photograph shows seventeen year old Anna Maria Tetuan making final adjustment to her coronation costume, with the assistance of Mrs. Felipe Rangel, before being crowned the annual Fiesta Mexicana Queen. The queen's escort Dan Alcala, eight year old ring bearer Felipe Rangel Jr., and five year old flower girl Celia Rangel look on.


Fiesta Mexicana, Topeka, Kansas

Fiesta Mexicana, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Paraskevas, John
Date: July 18, 1973
This black and white photograph shows Pablo Guiterrez, left, and Yldefonso Pedilla sitting on the steps of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church during the annual Fiesta Mexicana in Topeka, Kansas. A ferris wheel is in the background.


Fiesta Mexicana, Topeka, Kansas

Fiesta Mexicana, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Topeka Daily Capital
Date: July 18, 1968
This black and white photograph shows the Ladies from Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church preparing tacos, enchiladas, and tostadas for the annual Fiesta Mexicana in Topeka, Kansas. The ladies have been identified from left to right as: Mrs. Joseph Chavez from St. Paul, Minnesota, Mrs. Helen Chavez, and Mrs. Nate Morales both from Topeka, Kansas.


Fiesta Mexicana, Topeka, Kansas

Fiesta Mexicana, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Topeka Daily Capital
Date: July 06, 1973
This black and white photograph shows the Reverend Raymond Gaitan surveying storm damage at the annual Fiesta Mexicana site in Topeka, Kansas.


Fiesta Mexicana, Topeka, Kansas

Fiesta Mexicana, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Topeka Daily Capital
Date: July 07, 1967
This black and white photograph shows seventeen year old Gloria Obregon, the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Simon Obregon, being showered with cascarone, an egg shell filled with confetti, at the annual Fiesta Mexicana in Topeka, Kansas.


Fiesta Mexicana, Topeka, Kansas

Fiesta Mexicana, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Topeka Daily Capital
Date: August 07, 1969
This black and white photograph shows Jesse Campos nailing together boards for a booth outside Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church for the annual Fiesta Mexicana in Topeka, Kansas. The individuals have been identified from left to right as follows: Calixto Martin Jr., Christopher Cervantez, the Rev. Ed Fagan and Jim Martinez.


Fiesta Mexicana, Topeka, Kansas

Fiesta Mexicana, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Topeka Daily Capital
Date: August 06, 1966
This black and white photograph shows Mary Pat Rodriguez and Augustin Ramirez practicing the Jarabe on the stage of the Guadalupe School for the annual Fiesta Mexicana in Topeka, Kansas.


Fiesta Mexicana, Topeka, Kansas

Fiesta Mexicana, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Topeka Daily Capital
Date: July 18, 1976
This black and white photograph shows five year old Rito Lopez, the son of Mr. & Mrs. Rito Lopez, standing in front of a cloth mural during the annual Fiesta Mexicana in Topeka, Kansas.


Fiesta at Our Lady of Guadalape in Topeka, Kansas

Fiesta at Our Lady of Guadalape in Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Sells Photo Topeka
Date: 1930s
This photograph is of Fiesta at Our Lady of Guadalupe in Topeka, Kansas, possibly in the 1930's. Pictured in the background are the Santa Fe shops.


Float for a Mexican fiesta parade in Garden City, Kansas

Float for a Mexican fiesta parade in Garden City, Kansas
Date: 1938
A photograph showing a group and their float at a Mexican fiesta parade in Garden City, Kansas.


Garden City Community Mexican Fiesta

Garden City Community Mexican Fiesta
Date: 2010-2014
This poster and the accompanying photographs show dancers, participants and Miss Garden City Fiesta 2014 at the Garden City Community Mexican Fiesta. The Fiesta began in 1926 as a way to commemorate Mexico's independence from Spain. The celebration has broadened to include the entire community in celebrating Mexican heritage. It is held annually around the second weekend in September near Mexico's Independence Day, September 16. Festivities include the crowning of Miss Garden City Fiesta, a parade, family activities, live music, folkloric dancers, and traditional food.


Gonzales family album

Gonzales family album
Creator: Gomez, Sam
Date: 1920-1965
This family album contains numerous photographs and documents detailing the lives of Robert and Hazel Gomez and their family, who lived in Topeka, Kansas.


Group of people at the Mexican Fiesta, Topeka, Kansas

Group of people at the Mexican Fiesta, Topeka, Kansas
Date: July 6, 2005
A photograph of a group of people at the Mexican Fiesta in Topeka, Kansas. Left to right are: Mary Jo Chavez, Bernalda "Naya" Blandaran, Father Oswaldo Sandoval, and Dolores Oliva.


Mexican American dancers, Topeka, Kansas

Mexican American dancers, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Topeka Daily Capital
Date: 1975
This black and white photograph shows a group of Mexican American dancers performing a traditional folk dance during the Fiesta Mexicana in Topeka, Kansas.


Mexican American women, Topeka, Kansas

Mexican American women, Topeka, Kansas
Date: August 17, 1933
This black and white photograph shows a group of Mexican American women during the first Fiesta Mexicana in Topeka, Kansas. The women may have participated as festival dancers.


Mexican Parade, Topeka, Kansas

Mexican Parade, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Johns, Chris
Date: September 14, 1975
This black and white photograph shows a Mexican parade in downtown Topeka, Kansas. The individuals have been identified from left to right as follows: Leslie Ortiz, Benito Ortiz, Father Ramon of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, pony Panzy and two unidentified individuals.


Mexican fiesta, Garden City, Kansas

Mexican fiesta, Garden City, Kansas
Creator: Garden City Telegram
Date: 1975
A photograph showing a Boy Scout raising the Mexican flag with a group of spectators looking on, at a Mexican fiesta in Garden City, Kansas.


Our Lady of Guadalupe 75th Fiesta Mexicana July 2008 - December 2009 calendar

Our Lady of Guadalupe 75th Fiesta Mexicana July 2008 - December 2009 calendar
Creator: Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church (Topeka, Kan.)
Date: July 2008-December 2009
The Our Lady of Guadalupe 75th Fiesta Mexicana July 2008 - December 2009 calendar features historical and contemporary photographs of the Fiesta Mexicana. Our Lady of Guadalupe has held the Fiesta in Topeka every summer since 1933.


Pan American Fiesta, Lyons, Kansas

Pan American Fiesta, Lyons, Kansas
Date: 1942
This photograph shows a group of people informally dressed in Spanish clothing for the Pan American Fiesta held in Lyons, Kansas.


Valerie Escobar and Dominic Escobar at Fiesta in Topeka, Kansas

Valerie Escobar and Dominic Escobar at Fiesta in Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1980s
This is a photograph of dancers Valerie Escobar and Dominic Escobar performing at the Fiesta in Topeka, Kansas.


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