April 14, 2015

Border Route in New Mexico


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Armored car used against Mexico in 1916

This armored car was one of several used by General Pershing's forces in 1916.

Pancho Villa State Park, Columbus, New Mexico

April 14, 2015
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state: new-mexico
region: new-mexico-southern
locality: columbus-new-mexico

coordinates: 31.8275 N -107.6414 W
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Army truck from 1916

The campaign against Mexican bandito (and president) Pancho Villa in 1916 was the first American military exercise to be mechanized. This is a four-wheel drive truck (with bullet holes) from that era.

Pancho Villa State Park, Columbus, New Mexico

April 14, 2015
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region: new-mexico-southern
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coordinates: 31.8277 N -107.6413 W
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Staff car and airplane from 1916

The punitive expeditions into Mexico in 1916-19 were supported by aircraft like this Curtiss Jenny. Officers rode in staff cars like this.

Pancho Villa State Park, Columbus, New Mexico

April 14, 2015
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state: new-mexico
region: new-mexico-southern
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coordinates: 31.8277 N -107.6411 W
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Railroad route across the Bootheel

The roadbed of the El Paso and Southwestern Railroad is clearly visible west of Columbus, New Mexico.

Border Route across the Bootheel, New Mexico

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coordinates: 31.8322 N -107.8929 W
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Continental Divide Trail

The Continental Divide trail starts at the Mexican border near here and ends on the Canadian border.

Border Route across the Bootheel, New Mexico

April 14, 2015
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region: new-mexico-southern
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coordinates: 31.967 N -108.438 W
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El Paso and Southwestern Railroad route

The El Paso Southwestern primarily served the copper mines of southern Arizona. It was used by the Phelps-Doge Corporation to deport 1300 striking miners from the Bisbee copper mines. The kidnapped strikers were released at Tres Hermanas, near here.

Border Route across the Bootheel, New Mexico

April 14, 2015
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coordinates: 31.9654 N -108.4391 W
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Continental Divide near Animas in southern New Mexico

The sign says "Continental Divide, elevation 4520 feet". But in actuality the divide here is between two closed basins, the Animas Valley to the west and the Playas Valley to the east.

Border Route across the Bootheel, New Mexico

April 14, 2015
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coordinates: 31.9798 N -108.525 W
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The Chiricahua Desert Museum

This small museum of natural history and wildlife art opened in 2009.

near Portal, New Mexico

April 14, 2015
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region: new-mexico-southern
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Coordinates: 31.87 N -109.035 W
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Geronimo Surrender Monument

It was near this point that the Apache chief Geronimo surrendered after being pursued by the US Cavalry for a year and a half.

near Portal, Arizona

April 14, 2015
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Coordinates: 31.6957 N -109.1291 W
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