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10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Pancho Villa

Although Pancho Villa was a criminal, many think he was a revolutionary hero.

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Pancho Villa y Emiliano Zapata, 20 de noviembre, día de la Revolución Mexicana

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Pancho Villa calling out Los Gringos (White people). Pancho Villa was one of the most prominent Mexican Revolutionary generals. He help fight for Mexico's independence.

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Pancho Villa - Following guerilla leader Pancho Villas raid on Columbus, New Mexico (in which 16 Americans died), President Wilson sent Gen. Blackjack Pershing and 10,000 soldiers into the mountains of northern Mexico to hunt Villa down. The mission ultimately failed but Mexicans viewed the act as an unjust invasion. It is said that the pejorative designation gringo came from this time, as US soldiers clad in olive uniforms were met with cries of Green, Go!

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Pancho Villa, general in the Mexican Revolution

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Pancho Villa Wanted Poster Metal Sign

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March 1916. "Wanted" sign for Francisco "Pancho" Villa, Mexican revolutionary and bandit. Villa was eventually assassinated in Mexico by rival revolutionary army.

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25. Pancho Villa reunió muchos soldados para luchar a su lado.

Pancho Villa - José Doroteo Arango Arámbula (born June 5, 1878, in San Juan del Rio), was one of the most prominent Mexican Revolutionary generals. He commanded the División del Norte in the Mexican state of Chihuahua. For a number of years, he was involved in a series of clashes with other Mexican military groups. He was assassinated in 1923.

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