Hispanic Heritage Month Project
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
This is a picture of Pedro Flores
This is the yo-yo Pedro invented as you can see it says " Flores yo-yo "
This is Pedro's grave.
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.