John R. Peavey



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Black and white photographs. Three Photographs. "Of the many revolutionary leaders that were active in Mexico Pancho Villar was the only one that made a personal raid on the United States and that happened on the night of March 9th 1916. Villa with about 300 of his bandits made a raid on the town of Columbus, New Mexico the story is in the book. See page #130 in the book long story." "These fellows are very dirty, I took this picture, but I kept my distance they stink was very unpleasant. All of Villa's people were like this, and he was dirty himself." "Some of Villa's men looking around" " General Venustiano Carranza center at that time President of Mexico this was a meeting with Colonel Blocksum District Commander at the International Bridge Brownsville 5/20/1917." "Short time after this picture was taken Carranza was murdered while he was asleep in his home in Mexico City." "Lucio Blanco, the fellow with the laced boots, a revolutionist in 1913 along with all of the others, he was a big friend of Mr. Frank Rabb of Brownsville who in many ways assisted Blanco."

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.JPG, 3 Photographs, 1.9 MB


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1910-1919, Frontier and pioneer life -- Rio Grande Valley, Crime -- Rio Grande Valley, Criminals -- Rio Grande Valley, Law enforcement -- Rio Grande Valley, Mexican army, Mexican revolution


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