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Jose Figueroa

Bit/Spur Maker
Birthplace: Mexico
Last Known Location: Los Angeles, CA

Born in Sonora, Mexico April 19, 1880. Moved to California in 1901 and began making bits and spurs for the Los Angeles Saddlery and Findings Co. (LASFCO) located at 219-227 N. Los Angeles Street. LASFCO Catalog No. 14 pictures 17 silver inlaid bits and 12 spur styles manufactured by Figueroa. Jose moved to 1708 E 47th Street in 1921 and by the end of the decade saw his bits and spurs carried by every major saddlery in Southern California including: Brydon Bros, Lichtenberger & Ferguson, J. H. Wilson, Hollywood Saddlery and Edward H. Bohlin. In the mid 30s Figueroa moved again, along with his wife Librada, to East 16th Street where he resided until his death Jan 21, 1951.


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