Title

Finding Refuge in El Paso. The 1912 Mormon Exodus from Mexico

Keywords

Mormon Studies, Mexican Revolution, El Paso

Abstract

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.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2018

Publisher

Pioneer Magazine

Language

English

College

Religious Education

Department

Church History and Doctrine

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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