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

Pancho Villa’s Raid

 
 
Pancho Villa’s Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 3, 2010
1. Pancho Villa’s Raid Marker
Inscription. On March 9, 1916, Francisco “Pancho” Villa, a major figure in the Mexican Revolution, crossed the international border with a large force, attacking and looting Columbus, New Mexico. Eighteen U.S. soldiers and civilians, and approximately 100 Villistas were killed. Gen John J. "Black Jack" Pershing led an expeditionary force into Mexico in pursuit of Villa.
 
Location. 31° 49.565′ N, 107° 38.559′ W. Marker is in Columbus, New Mexico, in Luna County. Touch for map. Marker is at the entrance to Pancho Villa State Park, just south of Hwy 9. Marker is in this post office area: Columbus NM 88029, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pancho Villa State Park (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 (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); Columbus (approx. half a mile away);
Pancho Villa’s Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 3, 2010
2. Pancho Villa’s Raid Marker
a different marker also named Columbus (approx. 2.3 miles away); Presidency Building (approx. 3.1 miles away in Mexico). 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 Revolution - Pancho Villa
 
Álvaro Obregón, Pancho Villa, John Pershing and other military members. image. Click for full size.
August 1, 1914
3. Álvaro Obregón, Pancho Villa, John Pershing and other military members.
Taken in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua. Courtesy Casasola Archive, SINAFO-Fototeca Nacional de INAH and the Museo Nacional de Intervenciones, Mexico City.
Gen John J. Pershing and Francisco “Pancho” Villa Sculpture. image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 3, 2010
4. Gen John J. Pershing and Francisco “Pancho” Villa Sculpture.
Sculpture is in Puerto Palomas, CHIH, Mexico about 3 miles south of Columbus. (GPS 31.782314 -107.626912)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 10, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,094 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 10, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   3. submitted on November 10, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   4. submitted on November 10, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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