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Near Falfurrias in Brooks County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

Don Pedro Jaramillo

(1829 - 1907)

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Photographed By James Hulse, January 28, 2021
1. Don Pedro Jaramillo Marker

Called "The Healer of Los Olmos". Born in Jalisco, Mexico. Said to have been cured through faith, then given the gift of healing in a vision. He came to Los Olmos Ranch in 1881. Many came to him because, unlike other faith healers, he claimed no power of his own, but said that God's healing was released through faith. He made no charges. Patients gave or withheld as they chose. But whatever was given voluntarily he often gave to the poor - food as well as remedies. He traveled widely to visit the sick. Hundreds gave testimonials of their healings.

Llamado "El Curandero de los Olmos". Nació en Jalisco, México. Se dice que fué curado por la fé, después recibió el don de curar en una visión. Vino al Ranch de los Olmos en 1881. Muchos venían a él porque, no como otros curanderos, él no reclamaba su propio poder sino decía que el curamiento de Dios era obtenido por la fé. No cobraba. Los pacientes pagaban si querían. Pero lo que se la daba voluntariamente, acostumbraba darselo a los pobres - comida tanto como remedios. Viajó extensivamente visitando a los enfermos. Cientos han dado testimonios
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Erected 1971 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 1248.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionHispanic Americans. A significant historical year for this entry is 1881.
Location. 27° 14.998′ N, 98° 7.15′ W. Marker is near Falfurrias, Texas, in Brooks County. Marker is on Farm to Market Road 1418, 0.2 miles north of County Highway 201, on the right when traveling north. The marker is located in front of the small Jaramillo Family Cemetery and Shrine. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1109 FM 1418, Falfurrias TX 78355, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Los Olmos (approx. half a mile away); Falfurrias (approx. 2.2 miles away); Fallen Heroes Memorial Park (approx. 2.2 miles away); Brooks County War Memorial (approx. 2.3 miles away); Our Sons, Our Brothers, Our Friends Memorial (approx. 2.3 miles away); Brooks County Courthouse (approx. 2.3 miles away); First United Methodist Church (approx. 2.4 miles away); Brooks County’s Catholic Heritage (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Falfurrias.
Also see . . .  Pedro Jaramillo (unknown–1907).
He related that when he was
Don Pedro Jaramillo Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, January 28, 2021
2. Don Pedro Jaramillo Marker
still a poor laborer in Mexico he suffered an affliction of the nose. One night he was in such pain that he went out into the woods to a pool of water. He lay down and buried his face in the mud at the edge and remained there treating himself for three days. When he had cured himself he returned to his house and fell asleep. A voice awakened him and told him that he had received the gift of healing from God. He began his practice as a faith healer almost immediately, prescribing the first thing that he thought of and making no charge for his services.  Source: The Handbook of Texas
(Submitted on February 6, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 6, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 6, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 285 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 6, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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