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Columbus in Luna County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Pancho Villa State Park

 
 
Pancho Villa State Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 3, 2010
1. Pancho Villa State Park Marker
Inscription.  Pancho Villa State Park commemorates the historic Columbus Raid of 1916. Ruins of Camp Furlong, headquarters for General John Pershing's expeditionary force, still exist at the park. The old Columbus Customs Service building has been restored to house exhibits about the raid and Pershing's Punitive Expedition into Mexico in pursuit of Pancho Villa and his raiders. Camping/picnicking sites are scattered throughout a beautiful desert botanical garden.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ExplorationParks & Recreational AreasSettlements & SettlersWar, Mexican-American. A significant historical year for this entry is 1916.
 
Location. 31° 49.565′ N, 107° 38.559′ W. Marker is in Columbus, New Mexico, in Luna County. Marker is at the entrance to Panco Villa State Park just south of Hwy-9. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Columbus NM 88029, 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. Pancho Villa’s Raid (here, next to this marker); Last Hostile Action by Foreign Troops (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Pancho Villa State Park
Pancho Villa State Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 3, 2010
2. Pancho Villa State Park Marker
Pancho Villa’s Raid Marker is on the rear of this marker.
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(about 600 feet away); In Memory of Citizens Killed / In Memory of Thirteenth Cavalry (approx. 0.2 miles away); Southern Pacific Railroad Depot (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Aero Squadron Airfield (approx. 0.3 miles away); Columbus (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Columbus (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
 
Also see . . .  A Collection of Photos of Pancho Villa. (Submitted on November 12, 2010.)
 
Additional keywords. Mexican Civil War - Pancho Villa
 
Old Customs House and Columbus Railroad Station. image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 3, 2010
3. Old Customs House and Columbus Railroad Station.
Pancho Villa image. Click for full size.
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4. Pancho Villa
Pancho Villa State Park Visitor Center image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner
5. Pancho Villa State Park Visitor Center
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 25, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 10, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 767 times since then and 3 times this year. Last updated on March 19, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 10, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   4. submitted on November 12, 2010.   5. submitted on November 13, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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