Friday, July 5, 2013


Santa Cruz, Hagåtña.  March 1, 1869.

Jose de Salas had a habit of testing the strength of his gunpowder, obtained from a whaling ship.

He'd put a little powder in his hand and light it!

Unfortunately, his young daughter Dolores saw him do it, and decided one day to try it herself.  Except that this time she put too much, I suppose, and created a huge explosion.

She lived only five hours after the explosion, but confessed her sins and received the Last Rites.  Two other sisters were burned, but survived.  The explosion also caused a fire, which was quickly put out. 

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