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By the 1770s, the village was thriving, with a church, markets, ranches and farm fields irrigated by acequias that carried water from the creek and the river.
Seeking to enhance the supply within the walls, a small expedition exited the fortress, intent upon drawing water from one of the acequias and perhaps gathering some wood for the fires needed to fight the bitter weather.
The town had previously suffered from typhoid, malaria and cholera outbreaks while using the river and acequias, dating to the 1700s, for water.
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