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.
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