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The past 100 years, April 8, 2014

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Posted: Monday, April 7, 2014 11:00 pm

From The Santa Fe New Mexican:

April 8, 1914: El Paso — Eight hundred members of the Spanish colony of Torreon, expelled from that town after having passed through the recent great battle in fear and trembling and afterward facing the wrath of General Villa stood today beneath the Stars and Stripes. They were truly refugees, stripped of their property for the time being at least, but supplied with temporary funds. Expressions of great relief came from them as they crossed the ugly wooden bridge, under which the muddy little stream known as the Rio Grande flows, and found themselves on American soil at last.

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