Removal from the river
In the early 1920's the only paved areas were sidewalks and a few streets in large cities. Most of the time their Model T traveled only on dirt or mud roads or paths. Because the Mora River was not a large river, and could be dry during times of the year, it had no bridge on the route taken by the Catechists. In this instance there was enough water to halt their progress across. They had to wait on someone to come by who might be able to help remove their vehicle from the river, and in this case it was a gentleman with a team of horses. He was able to remove the Model T and the Catechists were finally able to continue their journey. Not all of the mission centers staffed by the Catechists had a Model T for their use. In those centers they would either walk to an outlying mission or use a horse and buggy or wagon.