National Geographic : 1944 Feb
©Rudolph E.V.Roesler deVilliers Paricutin's Church Tower Is a Crumbling Heap of Adobe Destroyed by Earthquake Accompanying the Eruption Here the volcano resembles a blazing oil refinery. Two miles from the crater, ash sprinkles the churchyard, buttrees remain green. Church bells aresetinan earthquake-proof belfry on the ground. Indians, animals, and bells, as well as the church's saints, have allbeen evacuated.