Morenci, AZ Church Explosion, Aug 1913


Mexican Believed to Have Destroyed Edifice at Morenci, Ariz.

Clifton, Ariz., Aug. 2-- The Catholic Church at Morenci, near here, was wrecked early today by the explosion of dynamite. This was the second attempt at destruction, the first having been unsuccessful.

The bomb was placed under the main building. The Rev. Father Call, who was asleep in an apartment near the sacristy, was thrown from his bed, but escaped injury. Officers are proceeding on the theory that the work was that of a young Mexican, who recently had sworn to destroy all institutions "maintained by contributions from the working class."

The Washington Post, Washington, DC 3 Aug 1913