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Smitty Kovacs and Francisco “Pancho” Gonzalez Mariachi Band – Playing at the Spanish American Welfare Association on Ridge Road, Lackawanna

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The Spanish American Welfare Association was an organization established by the Spanish community to be a place where the community could hold events and gather in unity.

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Members Spanish American Welfare Association (SAWA), in 1919, Marcos Gomez immigrated from Spain to America, and he later help found the SAWA. The group purchased a building on Ridge Road for its meetings and events in 1924. The site was the former…
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