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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Columbus, New Mexico

 
Clickable Map of Luna County, New Mexico and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Luna County, NM (21) Doña Ana County, NM (52) Grant County, NM (38) Hidalgo County, NM (15) Sierra County, NM (15)  LunaCounty(21) Luna County (21)  DoñaAnaCounty(52) Doña Ana County (52)  GrantCounty(38) Grant County (38)  HidalgoCounty(15) Hidalgo County (15)  SierraCounty(15) Sierra County (15)
Location of Columbus, New Mexico
    Luna County (21)
    Doña Ana County (52)
    Grant County (38)
    Hidalgo County (15)
    Sierra County (15)
    Municipality of Ascensión, Chihuahua (2)
 
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1New Mexico (Luna County), Columbus — Columbus
Columbus was founded in 1891 as a U.S./Mexico border station but eventually coalesced around the railroad station three miles to the north in 1903. The area’s history is tied to a March 9, 1916, raid on Columbus by Mexican revolutionary leader . . . Map (db m37778) HM
2New Mexico (Luna County), Columbus — Columbus
Columbus was founded in 1891 as a U.S./Mexico border station but eventually coalesced around the railroad station three miles to the north in 1903. The area’s history is tied to a March 9, 1916, raid on Columbus by Mexican revolutionary leader . . . Map (db m37780) HM
3New Mexico (Luna County), Columbus — First Aero Squadron Airfield
The 1st Aero Squadron is the U.S. military's oldest aviation unit, created on March 5, 1913. In 1916 the squadron, which comprised 8 airplanes, 11 pilots, and 34 enlisted men, became the first U.S. Army air combat unit. As a response to Mexican . . . Map (db m159740) HM
4New Mexico (Luna County), Columbus — In Memory of Citizens Killed / In Memory of Thirteenth CavalryPancho Villa Raid of 1916
[Side A:] In Memory Citizens Killed – March 9, 1916 W. A. Davidson • Harry Davis • James T. Dean • Dr. H. M. Hart • Bessie James • C.C. Miller • C.D. Miller • J. J. Moore • Wm. T. Ritchie • J. W. Walker [Side . . . Map (db m37791) HM
5New Mexico (Luna County), Columbus — Last Hostile Action by Foreign Troops
Site of the Last Hostile Action by Foreign Troops in the Continental United States. Led by General Francisco (Pancho) Villa, insurgent Mexican forces on the night of March 9, 1916 raided camp Furlong a United States army cantonment, and the nearby . . . Map (db m37901) HM
6New Mexico (Luna County), Columbus — Pancho Villa State Park
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 . . . Map (db m37777) HM
7New Mexico (Luna County), Columbus — Pancho Villa State Park
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 . . . Map (db m81737) HM
8New Mexico (Luna County), Columbus — Pancho Villa’s Raid
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 . . . Map (db m37776) HM
9New Mexico (Luna County), Columbus — 390-B — Southern Pacific Railroad Depot
Now the site of the Columbus Historical Society Museum the depot was built c. 1902 by the El Paso & Southwestern Railroad which was merged with the Southern Pacific in 1924. Site No. 390-B A Registered Cultural Property State of New . . . Map (db m37782) HM
 
Apr. 21, 2021