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Abel Maldonado Rancheros Visitadores photographs, roster, program, clippings, and items

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: 1985-092

Content Description

Photographs, roster, program, clippings, and four (4) items related to Rancheros Visitadores member Abel Maldonado, AKA Señor Maldo the Magician

Acquisition Type



Gift of Mrs. Abel Maldonado

Restrictions Apply



4 Item(s)


1. South American Gaucho hat worn by Abel Maldonado (Maldo) on Rancheros rides in 1933, 1934, 1935, 1937, 1938, 1939, and 1940. The art work was done by Joe De Yong and has signatures of some of the riders, including Clark Gable, Robert Taylor, Walt Disney, John Doles, Leo Carrillo, Charles Farrell and others. Maldo rode with the Rancheros for 27 years 2. Gold horseshoe given Maldo in 1956 by the Rancheros Visitadores 3. Hats Off Award given to Senor Abel Maldonado, Maldo the Magician, on December 16, 1957, by the Advertising and Merchandising Club of Santa Barbara 4. Rancheros Visitadores 1959 Roster 5. Various photographs, some with Maldo, some with "Don Marteen" (Martin McCaleb), and some Rancheros and Fiesta groups 6. Newspaper clippings of historic interest, including a reprint in 1970 of an article written in 1915 by Charles P. Steinmetz, A.M., PhD 7. Program in Spanish with photographs of Sally Rand 8. Rancheros Visitadores bottle opener