Sep 4, 2007

Felicidades, Los Angeles! Our city's 226th birthday

Today is the 226th birthday of Los Angeles. As this commemorative Cross on Olvera Street shows, Jesus and His Catholic Church were front and center in the hearts and souls of many at the founding of our pueblo in September 1781.

May it ever be thus in our city!

Our Lady, Queen of Angels, pray for us sinners! Nuestra Senora, Reina de los Angeles, ruega por nosotros pecadores!

You can go to www.alamedainfo.com to find the above photo and many more about Olvera Street.




2 Comments:

Anonymous dino said...

Hey, Q!
I am a Gringo born in East LA, and have had an interest in the history of El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora La Reina de Los Ángeles all my life. It seems to me that there were Quinteros among the early settlers. Any relation?

8:44 PM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Dear Dino,

I'm gald to learn about your interest in the history of our pueblo. Everyone ought to learn about our history.

You are totally right about Quinteros being among the original founders of our city. Different sites about the founding of the city mention them.

But this family is not among my ancestors, although it would be fun if they were.

Thanks again for writing and asking!

6:05 PM  

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