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Richard Critchfield, Those Days: An American Album (New York: Laurel 1987), p. 252. An excerpt from a letter to Anne (Williams) Critchfield (the author's mother) from [first name] Hadwen, Jr., who was then teaching at the American Academy in Guatemala (c1927)—
…Last Sunday we took in a bullfight. Indians danced in the plaza, wearing fancy dress and masks. We had a great time. Bull got out of the ring & hundreds of us ran toward the church where it turned around & went the other way. Threw several men into the air as it went & I think one was killed. But I doubt if it was as dangerous as driving on Iowa's Lincoln Highway on a Sunday afternoon…
We live just 12 miles north of the Lincoln Highway.
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