Marking the centennial of Pancho Villa’s New Mexico raid
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Revisiting Pancho Villa’s steps in Columbus, N.M.

Marking the centennial of Pancho Villa’s New Mexico raid

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)
A Pancho Villa look-alike greets bystanders in Columbus, N.M., as part of t
A Pancho Villa look-alike greets bystanders in Columbus, N.M., as part of the Fiesta de Amistad. (Catherine Watson)
Cabalgata Binacional riders wore comemmorative shirts.
Cabalgata Binacional riders wore comemmorative shirts. (Catherine Watson)
Members of the 13th Cavalry squadron out of Ft. Bliss. The black Stetsons a
Members of the 13th Cavalry squadron out of Ft. Bliss. The black Stetsons are their trademark. Soldiers from the 13th were in Columbus at the time of Pancho Villa’s attack. (Catherine Watson)
Marking the centennial of Pancho Villa’s New Mexico raid

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)
Riders dressed in period costume, left and center. Alvaro Lopez from Ontari
Riders dressed in period costume, left and center. Alvaro Lopez from Ontario, Calif., depicted an early 20th century infantryman in the Mexican army. (Catherine Watson)
Marking the centennial of Pancho Villa’s New Mexico raid

Gen. Francisco Villa, also known as Pancho Villa (1877-1923).

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Marking the centennial of Pancho Villa’s New Mexico raid

A demonstration U.S. Army camp at Pancho Villa State Park.

 (Catherine Watson)
Marking the centennial of Pancho Villa’s New Mexico raid

Pancho Villa, left, and Pancho Villa’s great-great- grandson, Francisco Antonio Villa Alcazar.

 (Unknown (left); Catherine Watson (right))
Marking the centennial of Pancho Villa’s New Mexico raid

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)
Marking the centennial of Pancho Villa’s New Mexico raid

The closing centennial commemoration in front of Coote’s Hill.

 (Catherine Watson)
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