Finding Refuge in El Paso. The 1912 Mormon Exodus from Mexico
Mormon Studies, Mexican Revolution, El Paso
LDS Church President Spencer W. Kimball has suggested that the word remember may be the most important word in the dictionary.1 This seems especially true with regard to centennial anniversaries. A reflective and joyful commemoration occurred on July 28, 2012, as hundreds of citizens of El Paso and Latter-day Saints came together to remember the compassionate acts rendered by El Pasoans a century ago when several thousand LDS men, women, and children fled Mexico and crossed the U.S. border to safety. These Mormon refugees were in great need, their lives uprooted and threatened due to the tumultuous events of the Mexican Revolution.2
Original Publication Citation
Fred E. Woods, “Finding Refuge in El Paso. The 1912 Mormon Exodus from Mexico” Pioneer Magazine vol. 65, no. 1 (Winter 2018), 22-31.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Woods, Fred, "Finding Refuge in El Paso. The 1912 Mormon Exodus from Mexico" (2018). Faculty Publications. 5630.
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