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Posted 07.15.13 | PERMALINK | ESSAY

Mark Klett: Camino del Diablo



Mountaintop cross, Ajo. Click image to enlarge.

On the fourth day of our journey we reached Caborca, a village containing about 800 inhabitants, chiefly agriculturists and miners. ... Much to our disappointment, we learned that the coming of the expected vessel to Lobos Bay had been postponed for several months, and it became necessary to choose another way out of the country. ... While we were in Caborca, some of the former peons of the Heintzelman mine, who had been of the assassinating party, were seen walking in conscious security through the streets. We heard that they not only boasted openly of their part in the murder, but that they had formed a party of twelve desperadoes to follow and waylay Poston and myself, for the sake of the large quantity of silver we were supposed to have in our baggage. Our friends warned us of the danger, and advised us to increase our force before continuing the journey.

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