Color image of a papier-mâché vejigante mask made by Puerto Rican-Minnesotan artist and musician Ricardo Gómez c.1995.

Papier-mâché Vejigante mask

Papier-mâché vejigante mask made by Puerto Rican-Minnesotan artist and musician Ricardo Gómez c.1995. The mask was originally worn with an accompanying jump suit at parades, festivals, and performances of Gómez's Bomba & Plena group, Proyecto La Plena. The vejigante is a Puerto Rican folklore character that appears in many festival celebrations.

Color image of a carved coconut-shell vejigante mask made by Puerto Rican-Minnesotan artist and musician Ricardo Gómez c.1995.

Vejigante mask

Carved coconut-shell vejigante mask made by Puerto Rican-Minnesotan artist and musician Ricardo Gómez c.1995. The mask was originally worn by a nine-year-old with an accompanying jump suit at parades, festivals, and performances of Gómez's Bomba & Plena group, Proyecto La Plena. The vejigante is a Puerto Rican folklore character that appears in many festival celebrations.

Black and white photograph of Brown Berets march in a Mexican Celebration Parade, St. Paul, September 15, 1972.

Brown Berets

Brown Berets march in a Mexican Celebration Parade, St. Paul, September 15, 1972.

Black and white photograph of Guitarists at a Mexican Independence celebration, September 15, 1970.

Mexican Independence celebration, 1970

Guitarists at a Mexican Independence celebration, September 15, 1970.

Black and white photograph of Mrs. Julio Lopez and Mrs. Francisco Rangle prepare food for an Mexican Independence celebration, Our Lady of Guadaloupe Church, September 15, 1958.

Mexican Independence celebration, 1958

Mrs. Julio Lopez and Mrs. Francisco Rangle prepare food for an Mexican Independence celebration, Our Lady of Guadaloupe Church, September 15, 1958.

Historic Mesaba Co-op Park – SHPO

A tour of Mesaba Co-op Park given my Caretaker Mikhail Gose-Simrak, August, 2012.

Black and white photograph of Mesaba Co-op Park's dance pavilion, 1937.

Mesaba Co-op Park's dance pavilion

Mesaba Park's dance pavilion, 1937.

Black and white photograph of a crowd of Mesaba Co-op Park visitors on lawn, 1938.

Crowd of Mesaba Co-op Park visitors on lawn

Crowd of Mesaba Co-op Park visitors on lawn, 1938.

Black and white photograph of a Fourth of July festival at Co-opMesaba Park, 1937.

Fourth of July festival at Mesaba Co-op Park

Fourth of July festival at Mesaba Co-op Park, 1937.

Mesaba Co-op Park

Located near Hibbing, Mesaba Co-op Park is one of the few remaining continuously operated cooperative parks in the country. A gathering place of the Finnish cooperative movement, the park served the ethnic political radicals who energized the Iron Range labor movement and Minnesota’s Farmer-Labor party.

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