"May no ruthless innovator remodel your simple abodes! no insatiate gringo invade and despoil your sacred domain! But throughout all time, may you and your honest people continue to live out your lives, undismayed and undisturbed by any progressive, distracting or contaminating influence! In primitive blissful ignorance and innocence may your children live out their allotement of three-score-and-ten years, bare-footed, bare-headed, and unsullied by contact with modern galvinized institutions!"
Fanny Chambers Gooch Igelhart, Face to Face with the Mexicans, 1887