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Columbus, New Mexico Historical Markers

 
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By Bill Kirchner, November 3, 2010
Columbus Marker
New 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
New 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
New 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
New 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
New 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
New 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
New 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
New 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

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