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Hilltop at Pancho Villa State Park

Hilltop at Pancho Villa State Park

The hilltop in the campground gives a good view of the town of Columbus and site of Camp Furlong.

Pancho Villa State Park, Columbus, New Mexico

Date photographed: April 13, 2015
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Cactus garden at Pancho Villa State Park

Cactus garden at Pancho Villa State Park

Unfortunately, many of the cacti here were killed by frost a few years earlier.

Pancho Villa State Park, Columbus, New Mexico

Date photographed: April 13, 2015
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Columbus New Mexico depot

Columbus New Mexico depot

The station here at Columbus was busy for a brief period after Pancho Villa's raid in 1916 when 5000 trops were stationed here.

Pancho Villa State Park, Columbus, New Mexico

Date photographed: April 13, 2015
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Grease rack from the 1916 campaign

Grease rack from the 1916 campaign

A grease rack from 1916, when Fort Furlong was the support base for General Pershing's punitive raids.

Pancho Villa State Park, Columbus, New Mexico

Date photographed: April 13, 2015
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Armored car used against Mexico in 1916

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

Date photographed: April 14, 2015
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Army truck from 1916

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

Date photographed: April 14, 2015
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Staff car and airplane from 1916

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

Date photographed: April 14, 2015
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