Friday , August 18 2017
Home / General RV / RV Wheel Life: Pancho Villa State Park on border with Old Mexico
RV Wheel Life - Panco Villa

RV Wheel Life: Pancho Villa State Park on border with Old Mexico

From the bloggers at RV Wheel Life:

The park is on the grounds of former Camp Furlong from where Gen. John J. “Black Jack” Pershing launched 10,000 troops on an (unsuccessful) 11-month, 500-mile pursuit of Pancho Villa into Mexico.

It seems that on March 9, 1916, soldiers led by Mexican Gen. Francisco “Pancho” Villa attacked the military camp at the sleepy border town of Columbus, N.M., killing 18 Americans. This was the only ground invasion of the continental U.S. since 1812, according to the New Mexico State Parks Division.

There is an extensive exhibit hall and film examining this event in history.

To read the full story at RV Wheel Life, click here.

About Greg Gerber

Greg Gerber is the editor of Let's RV and the editor of RV Daily Report. A Wisconsin native and father of three grown daughters, he is now based out of Arizona and travels the country in his Winnebago Adventurer motorhome interviewing industry professionals and interesting RVers alike. He can be reached at editor@letsrv.com

Leave a Reply

Pin It on Pinterest