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El Paso, Texas: Trigger Finger of Pancho Villa

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Dave's Pawn Shop

Address:
216 S. El Paso St., El Paso, TX
Directions:
Dave's Pawn Shop. Downtown, one block east of S. Santa Fe St. On the east side of S. El Paso St. between E. Overland Ave. and E. San Antonio Ave.
Hours:
M-Sa 8:30-5:30 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
915-533-3334
RA Rates:
Major Fun
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Trigger Finger of Pancho Villa.

Trigger Finger of Pancho Villa

The amputated finger of the Mexican revolutionary is displayed in the window of Dave's Pawn Shop, which displays other grisly and weird relics.

Roadsideamerica.com Report... [08/28/2022]
El Paso, Texas - Pancho Villa Is Gone, His Finger Lives On
Pancho Villa's Trigger Finger: 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. [02/12/2011] Complete Story...

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Pancho Villa's Trigger Finger

We saw the trigger finger of Pancho Villa in Austin at the Museum of the Weird on November 22, 2023, in the bed of cotton and tin metal frame as seen in the pawn shop in El Paso.

[Mike, 11/27/2023]

The Trigger Finger in Austin has been there since at least 2007, but the Trigger Finger in El Paso has been there for far longer. Perhaps the Austin finger is a loving tribute to the El Paso original -- or maybe Pancho Villa fired with both hands, providing posterity with two trigger fingers.

Pancho Villa's Trigger Finger.

Pancho Villa's Trigger Finger

Finger is still there.

[Jacob Krejci, 01/29/2022]

A previous tipster had reported that the finger had been sold in 2020. It's nice to see that the finger has reappeared in its pawn shop window.

Pancho Villa's Trigger Finger

Sold! Only Nazi stuff and weird dried fish. And super loud Elvis out front.

[Sariya, 05/08/2020]

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