The Californios

La_Fiesta
La_Fiesta

1835

the Californios were a gracious people in life was rich as it had rarely been anywhere in the world. There was no tavern in any play blow but hospitality was given freely to everyone. “My house is your house” was spoken warmly and the traveler without funds was never in need. Culture was considered with more respect than wealth and the most humble drivers of correct is spoke with the graciousness of gentlemen. Sailing ships came with merchandise and were received gaily in the coastal towns. Any visit was the occasion of the California custom – the fiesta. There was music and dancing in gaily decorated arbors, there was much feasting and sports with but little drinking. The life of the California home was governed by strict discipline but never anywhere with more affection or honor.

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