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"The flames spread rapidly," an eyewitness reports, "...our citizens who rushed to the rescue were dragged away, and pistols pointed at them for trying to arrest the progress of the fire....One lady and two children came near being burned. The whole town...was soon consumed." The American ruffians then supposedly torched the town's Catholic Church. When the violence in the region finally ended, vengeful Americans had lynched more than twenty Mexicans in retaliation for the massacre, even though many of them had nothing whatsoever to do with that event.

Well-maintained building that was once the historic Claypiper Theatre

Over 100 years old, the front part of this house was originally a Cobblers Shop.


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