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Shrine of Don Pedrito

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1972. N. FM 1418, 3 miles northeast of Falfurrias

This is the burial place of Pedro Jaramillo, who came to Texas from Jalisco, Mexico, in 1881 as a traveling faith healer to serve the ranches of South Texas. Regarded as a place of pilgrimage since his death in 1907, a gabled brick structure was built around his tomb in 1972. It allows visitors to leave a variety of votive offerings and to place flowers at the foot of a brightly painted life-size statue of the still-revered healer.

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Gerald Moorhead et al.
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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Shrine of Don Pedrito", [Falfurrias, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/TX-01-KA18.

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Cover: Buildings of Texas

Buildings of Texas, Gerald Moorhead and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2013, 261-261.

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