Few People Know That The U.S. Was Invaded At This One Spot In New Mexico

Did you know that, on March 9th 1916, the United States was invaded? Revolutionary leader Pancho Villa and his men crossed the border into the New Mexican town of Columbus. They torched the village and killed 18 people. This incident marks the only time since the War of 1812 that the continental United States has been invaded.

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Have you ever been to Columbus? Are there any other historic locations in New Mexico that intrigue you?