Colonia Morelos and the Mexican Revolution : Consul Dye Inspects an Evacuated Mormon Colony, 1912
Journal of Arizona History
To escape religious persecution in the United States, many Mormons settled in Sonora, Mexico. U.S. Consul Alexander V. Dye went there to inspect and report on conditions after General Jose Inez Salazar's soldiers had routed the citizens and destroyed the community in 1912. The principal Mormon communities, at Morelos and Daxaca, had grown wheat and raised livestock. By the end of August 1912, the survivors had arrived in Douglas, Arizona. After the devastation, the Haymore and Lillywhite families returned for a while, but never again were there Mormons in large numbers.