The event was a celebration of the ongoing restoration of the historic site as well as the return of a special artifact — a bell that’s believed to have hung in the church around a century ago.
“This is one of the last structures in Ruidosa that is original," said Clara Bensen, President of the Friends of the Ruidosa Church. "[It's] a record of this town along the border, so tracking down these artifacts is also maintaining the historic memory and that’s why I think it’s really important.”
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