25 Years Ago

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By Angel Nuñez - Quite a group of skillful people in San Pedro in years gone by! We have seen the home made drum ovens, the hand corn mill, and the all-metal irons that required actual fire to heat them.  Today I will take you through the fabrication of brooms to keep the house and the yard happily clean.

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By Angel Nuñez Very few persons even today find ironing clothes a pleasant chore.  Now if ironing clothes today with the fancy electric irons that are equipped with thermostats and steam is not a pleasant experience, imagine the burden and awful task it was 25 years ago with the irons used then.

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By Angel NuñezThese corn mills or corn grinders are obsolete in San Pedro today but I am sure they are still used in some parts of Belize, and for sure all the way in Panama where my friend and Brother Tony Alamilla took this shot. 

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By Angel Nuñez

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By Angel NuñezAfter the expansion phases of San Pedro Town took place in Boca del Rio and San Juan Areas, soon there was the need of still more lots for the residents of San Pedro.  The subdivisions that followed were (3) San Pedrito, (4) San Pablo, (5) DFC, (6) Escalante Area, (7) San Marcos, and finally (8) San Mateo.

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By Angel NuñezYou are looking at an aerial shot of the village of San Pedro back in the 1950s. The perimeters of San Pedro were from the beach side to the lagoon side on the west. On the south side the village commenced at the present day R.C School and ended at the cemetery on the north end. That was the entire village of San Pedro with a population of about four hundred inhabitants all of Mestizo descent with the exception of one or two families. It fit the description of a laid back serene fishing community perfectly.  

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By Angel Nuñez

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By Angel Nuñez

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There are things we take for granted today in the normal and routine life in San Pedro.  Therefore I am going to take you back to the 1950’s and 60’s on a few things we all enjoy today but which we did not many years back in San Pedro.

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By Angel Nuñez

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By Angel NuñezTONS OF WATER

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