Border town invaded by Pancho Villa rejecting talk of troops

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Border town invaded by Pancho Villa rejecting talk of troops

Columbus using Pancho Villa attack to draw tourists
The historic railroad station in Columbus, N.M., once targeted by Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa sits in the middle of town. The small New Mexico village is rejecting talk of a wall and troops while embracing its legacy along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Columbus, N.M., Mayor Esequiel Salas shows off a new welcoming banner that acknowledges that Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa raided the town in 1916.
A historical marker points out the spot where Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa attacked a U.S. border town at Pancho Villa State Park in Columbus, N.M.
A border fence in Columbus, N.M., sits along the U.S.-Mexico border at sunset. The small New Mexico village once attacked by Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa is rejecting talk of a wall and troops while embracing its legacy along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Columbus, N.M., Mayor Esequiel Salas talks about how the village is embracing its connection to a violent 1916 raid by Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa.

Border town invaded by Pancho Villa rejecting talk of troops

The historic railroad station in Columbus, N.M., once targeted by Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa sits in the middle of town. The small New Mexico village is rejecting talk of a wall and troops while embracing its legacy along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Columbus, N.M., Mayor Esequiel Salas shows off a new welcoming banner that acknowledges that Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa raided the town in 1916.
A historical marker points out the spot where Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa attacked a U.S. border town at Pancho Villa State Park in Columbus, N.M.
A border fence in Columbus, N.M., sits along the U.S.-Mexico border at sunset. The small New Mexico village once attacked by Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa is rejecting talk of a wall and troops while embracing its legacy along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Columbus, N.M., Mayor Esequiel Salas talks about how the village is embracing its connection to a violent 1916 raid by Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa.
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