Revisiting Pancho Villa’s steps in Columbus, N.M.
In the Cabalgata Binacional, riders from Mexico and the U.S. gather at the border and ride three miles together into Columbus, N.M.(Catherine Watson)
Narciso Martinez Alvarado held a wood-carving of Pancho Villa. Not everybody in Columbus, N.M., believes a fiesta is the proper way to commemorate an act of war.(Catherine Watson)
Gen. Francisco Villa, also known as Pancho Villa (1877-1923).(Getty Images)
A demonstration U.S. Army camp at Pancho Villa State Park.(Catherine Watson)
Pancho Villa, left, and Pancho Villa’s great-great- grandson, Francisco Antonio Villa Alcazar.(Unknown (left); Catherine Watson (right))
Honor guard from the 13th Cavalry at the closing ceremony, left, and reenactors depict camp life of the U.S. military in Columbus, N.M., at the time of the attack.(Catherine Watson)
The closing centennial commemoration in front of Coote’s Hill.(Catherine Watson)