In what would turn out to be a small victory for our southern neighbor, the U.S. may soon abandon its border-straddling “Friendship Monument” to Mexico in Border Field State Park, San Diego. The obelisk was raised by the U.S. in 1851 to celebrate Mexico’s loss of California in the Mexican-American War. It wasn’t until 1971 […]
A memorial service was held this weekend at the murdered shoe tree of Middlegate, Nevada. Hundreds of people attended, some driving many hours and miles. The Lahontan Valley News reported that a prominent local Indian named Adam Fortunate Eagle (he helped other Indians occupy Alcatraz in 1970) called the tree “our fallen brother.” Fredda Stevenson, […]
Pancho Villa, notorious Mexican bandit and revolutionary, died in a hail of gunfire in 1923. According to legend, his corpse was later dug up and dismembered, with his body parts going to relic collectors in the U.S. and Pancho Villa fans in Mexico.
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