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"The misfortune happened to me on May 28, 1929. Being dragged along by the waters of the Rio Grande in El Paso, Texas, I saw myself in such great danger that I invoked Our Lady of San Juan de los Lagos with a true heart, and at that moment my salvation came from a friend who, bravely fighting the fearful waters, was able to pull me to the river bank. In thanksgiving for so apparent a miracle, I make public the present retablo."  Retablo of Domingo Segura.  1932.  Oil on metal. Dimensions unknown.

Source: Jorge Durand and Douglas S. Massay, Miracles on the Border: Retablos of Mexican Migrants to the United States.  (Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 1995.  xvi, 216 pp.  Cloth, $52.00, ISBN 0816514712.  Paper, $25.95, ISBN 0816514976), 133.