Remembering The Porvenir Massacre More Than 100 Years Later

In 1919, 15 men and boys were executed by Texas Rangers, members of the U.S. military and Big Bend-area ranchers.

By Diana NguyenNovember 30, 2018 9:30 am, , ,

From Marfa Public Radio:

In the early 1900s, a tragic event took place on the West Texas borderlands. Friday at the Presidio County Courthouse in Marfa, the “Porvenir Massacre” will be memorialized by the Texas Historical Commission at 2 pm – a long process that’s been wrought with controversy.

For the descendants of Porvenir victims, understanding this tragic and painful history is a process that’s taken more than 100 years.

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