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[Photograph of Rice Hotel]

[Photograph of Rice Hotel]

Date: 1978
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the Rice Hotel, 1978.
Contributing Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library
[Decorated Fiestas Patrias car]

[Decorated Fiestas Patrias car]

Date: 1978
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a decorated Fiestas Patrias car, 1978.
Contributing Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library
[Spectators at Fiestas Patrias parade]

[Spectators at Fiestas Patrias parade]

Date: 1978
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of spectators at Fiestas Patrias parade, 1978.
Contributing Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library
[Fiestas Patrias parade near Rice Hotel]

[Fiestas Patrias parade near Rice Hotel]

Date: 1978
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Fiestas Patrias parade near the Rice Hotel, 1978.
Contributing Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library
[Photograph of Miss Fiestas Patrias in parade car]

[Photograph of Miss Fiestas Patrias in parade car]

Date: 1978
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Miss Fiestas Patrias 1977-78, Martha Quintanilla, waving in a parade car, 1978. Sakowitz Building in background.
Contributing Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library
[Decorated car with banner in Fiestas Patrias parade]

[Decorated car with banner in Fiestas Patrias parade]

Date: 1978
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a decorated car with banner in the Fiestas Patrias parade, 1978.
Contributing Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library
[Houston Mexican Chamber of Commerce float in front of Kress building]

[Houston Mexican Chamber of Commerce float in front of Kress building]

Date: 1978
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Houston Mexican Chamber of Commerce float in front of the Kress building, Fiestas Patrias Parade, 1978.
Contributing Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library
[Magnolia Park Rubies float in Fiestas Patrias International Parade]

[Magnolia Park Rubies float in Fiestas Patrias International Parade]

Date: 1968
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the Magnolia Park Rubies float in the first Fiestas Patrias International Parade. The Rubies were a girls softball team coached by Mario Gollegos. The float is driven by a Melton Steel truck. The banner on the truck reads: "Mex Amer Culture.]
Contributing Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library
[Band of children on Fiestas Patrias float]

[Band of children on Fiestas Patrias float]

Date: 1982
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a band of children on a Fiestas Patrias float, 1982. A sign on the float reads, "Ripley."
Contributing Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library
[Fiestas Patrias parade contact sheet]

[Fiestas Patrias parade contact sheet]

Date: 198u
Creator: unknown
Description: Contact sheet of the Fiestas Patrias parade in 1981 or 1982. Twenty-six images of floats and spectators.
Contributing Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library
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