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Deming Intermediate School dancers entertain during the March 12, 2016, commemoration of the Pancho Villa raid on Columbus N.M. Festivities on March 11 this year will last all day at the park in Columbus with dance groups and other performers participating. (Photo by Lanze Hibler)

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Cabalgata Binacional Rides Again

Pancho Villa Raid remembered with Columbus events

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DEMING ART CENTER 100 South Gold, Deming, NM Mon thru Sat 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

March Exhibit: Luna County Student Show Elementary Students: March 2 - March 14, Reception, Saturday March 4 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Intermediate and High School Students: March 16 - March 30, Reception Saturday March 18 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Fundraiser for the DAC: Guatemalan Mercado (jewelry, clothing, purses, art pieces, household items and much more) Sale is March 10, 2017 from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm and March 11, 2017 from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. Deming Arts Center, 100 S Gold St, Deming NM 88030

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This project is supported in part by New Mexico Arts, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs

March 9–12, 2017

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arch 11 marks the Centennial Anniversary of the Punitive Expedition in chasing Villa after his attack on Columbus, New Mexico. It also is the 18th Binational Cavalry Trail Remembrance Ride. Where members from both sides of the border join together in peace and unity to honor the casualties of the 1916 Raid. The first Cabalgata Binacional was held in 1999 when riders came together in friendship and hope to spur economic development in the Columbus/Palomas, Chihuahua region. The 2017 events begin Thursday, March 9 with the Columbus Historical Society, which will hold its annual service behind the Depot Museum in the Memorial Garden featuring a replica gazebo of the time. Columbus is the birthplace of American Military Aviation. The Punitive Expedition led by General Pershing in chasing after Vil-

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At Camp Furlong, Pancho Villa State Park in Columbus, participants from across the country travel to the quiet New Mexico town to commemorate the Pancho Villa raid on the United States. Traveling from places in Texas, California, Michigan and South Carolina, reenactors set up at the camp to talk about the way things were more than 100 years ago. (Photo by Elva K. Österreich)

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Pancho Villa (a re-enactor) arrives in Columbus, N.M. on March 12, 2016 as part of the Cabalgata Binacional arriving from Mexico to commemorate the raid of March 6, 1916, ordered by Pancho Villa. (Photo by Elva K. Österreich)

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