The old Columbus, N. M., train station.

The old Columbus, N. M., train station sits at the junction of highways 9 and 11.  It's now a museum that touts the village's claim to fame:  being the site of the 1916 attack from Mexico by Pancho Villa. The attack killed 18 Americans and destroyed several buildings. The incursion touched off a U.S. military expedition into Mexico, but Villa was never caught.
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( Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times )

The old Columbus, N. M., train station sits at the junction of highways 9 and 11. It's now a museum that touts the village's claim to fame: being the site of the 1916 attack from Mexico by Pancho Villa. The attack killed 18 Americans and destroyed several buildings. The incursion touched off a U.S. military expedition into Mexico, but Villa was never caught.

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