Pancho Villa Attacks Columbus, New Mexico!

We are currently parked at the Pancho Villa State Park in Columbus, New Mexico.

This morning at about 4:20 AM, 96 years ago, in 1916, Pancho Villa attacked Columbus, New Mexico from the southwest, riding over the very ground where we are currently parked. The below Google Earth image shows Mexico is only three miles south of our location marked by the “X”…

As always you may left click upon an image to see an enlarged view and then click once again to see an even larger view...

Here’s a photo of Pancho…

and a photo of a mural honoring Pancho. I took this photo in Parral, Mexico in 2004. Pancho was living in near Parral in retirement when he was assassinated in 1923.

To read all about Pancho Villa, click this link…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pancho_Villa

To read all about the attack, click this link..
http://web.nmsu.edu/~publhist/colhist.htm

Here’s a photo of our site. Mexico can be seen in the background. Pancho Villa and his men rode across this very land to attack Columbus, New Mexico…

Once again, it is interesting and fun to walk literally in the footsteps of history.

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2012
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