"where the dome of the broken transept of the church of La Purísima Concepción de Nuestra Señora de Caborca floated in the pure desert air"
The spot beneath the broken transept where the heretic makes his colondancia with God
Permission Granted by Copyright Owner for Use on Book DrumThe spot beneath the broken transept where the heretic makes his colondancia with God - Credit: Walter Pentland I

Located at a bend of the Río Concepción, the church at Caborca sustained damage caused by flooding beginning in 1890. Further floods in 1899, 1915 and 1917 destroyed more of the church and the sanctuary with its main altar was taken out in 1917.

 

La Purísima Concepción de Caborca Mission after the 1917 flood
Permission Granted by Copyright Owner for Use on Book DrumLa Purísima Concepción de Caborca Mission after the 1917 flood - Credit: Walter Pentland I
Flood damaged La Purísima Concepción de Caborca Mission
Permission Granted by Copyright Owner for Use on Book DrumFlood damaged La Purísima Concepción de Caborca Mission - Credit: Walter Pentland I