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Mary Terronez with Los Reales band at Davenport LULAC center being recognized for her dedication to the LULAC Council 10 and especially for the fundraising she did for LULAC's annual education scholarship drive.

1968 article written about the formation of the Silvis, Illinois Mexican Community's first church in 1927.

Musical score for El Capote de Paseo, handwritten by Manuel Macías, 1920s.


Photograph of the first band of the Silvis Mexican Community, Silvis, Illinois, 1921. Manuel Macias, director, far left; David Macias, assistant director, behind base drum..

Corporacion Musical Miguel Hidalgo, Silvis, Illinois, 1923.
Manuel Macias, Director, David Macias, Asistente. The band played a potpourri of American tunes, European classics and Mexican folk music. David Macias standing far right.

Photograph of some of the early Mexican immigrants who migrated to the Silvis yards to work in the Rock Island Railroad shops. More than half of these Mexican men were recruited by the Macias brothers who taught them music and to play in the musical…
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