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Past Events

Founders Day Fandango 2006

Ranch Spirit Day 2007

Dedication of the Bernal-Gulnac-Joice Ranch

Park Pictures

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


Older dancers in cowboy garb

Pottery (picture by Chris Horii)


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