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Expats Partook In Early Carnabal

Carnabal is perhaps as old as San Pedro or at least over one hundred years ago for sure.  This is a historic flashback moment as it takes us back to one of the first expatriates to Ambergris Caye. We are referring to Mr. Vernon Hamman  who took this photo and who settled on Ambergris Caye in the middle of the 1950’s. Featured here is Holly Hammon who lived in San Pedro on and off with her parents.  Of course, a beautiful clear skinned blonde with blue eyes was very noticeable among a Mestizo population as is Neria Arceo, Tavo Arceo and Elena Graniel Ayuso who were dressed as Indians for this Carnabal dance of 1957 or 58.  Holly is well remembered by her peers at the time as a joyful, friendly, beautiful white girl who was very privileged  by San Pedro standards.  However, at the time she was just an ordinary Sanpedrana who is remembered very fondly up to this day.  Flashback salutes Holly and thanks her for this photo from the album or rather from the boxes of Mr. Vernon and Terry Hammon.

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