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Border cuates: a history of the U.S.-Mexican twin cities by Milo Kearney

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7 Many of Laredo's residents fought against the overwhelming power of Tomás Sánchez. In 1768 these residents moved to a new location on the south side of the river, where they set up a town government under their control. Sánchez won the support of the governor of Nuevo Santander, a move which allowed him to return the seat of government to the old location and to personally assume the office of mayor. However, the two factions continued to quarrel. Sánchez incarcerated the town Page 23 treasurer in 1771 on a charge of embezzlement and sold the man's property at a public auction to recoup the funds.

The settlements had a long way to grow, and many other towns would later spring up along the course they had traced, but the geographic outline of their distribution was complete. Page 20 Page 21 Chapter Three Family Trouble: Class Division and Corruption It is sad to watch the original ideals of a young family break down. Such a devolution became marked in the family of border towns in the 1760s. It is tempting to speculate what might have been accomplished in the last two hundred years in the border towns had the initial aspirations not been lost.

Only strangers fail to distinguish one family member from another. An old bromide to the effect that if you have seen one you have seen them all can be dismissed by noting the general differences between them. The twin city sets fall into an overall symmetrical pattern dictated by the border's location between two oceans. In the highland center is the mother town set of Cd. Juárez and El Paso. This urban location has repeatedly established trends for the other towns. Moving out along the border in both directions from Cd.

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