Hispanic Heritage Month Project

Pedro Flores

Pedro Edralin Flores

Pedro was born on April 26 , 1896 in Vintar Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He died in 1963 on a Friday. Pedro invented the first yo-yo in the US

Facts and Information on Pedro Flores

He attended the High school of Commerce in San Francisco , He then dropped out of school and became a bellboy. He read in an article that you can become a millionaire by selling a ball attached to a rubber band. He saw a good opportunity in the U.S and decided to go into business for himself.

Flores yo-yo years

Between 1928-1932 started and ran the Yo-yo Manufacturing Company in Santa Barbara. He sold the company to Donald F. Duncan. Duncan continued to market and sell Flores yo-yo's.

Contribution to children

Pedro said "I am more interested in teaching children how to use the yo-yo's than I am manufacturing it".

More facts of Flores

Pedro was a Philippine immigrant. He immigrated to the United States. And he studied of law at the University of California Berkeley and the Hastings College of Law in San Francisco.

Awards and Achievements

Flores didn't get any awards/achievements but he is known for the very first Philippine immigrant to manufacture the yo-yo.