Sunday, December 30, 2012

Pancho Villa State Park

There ‘s much history and several first, only and last here .......first Air Base........first “Grease Rack used by the Army"...... Only State Park in the USA named for a foreign invader.......last hostile action by foreign troops in the Continental United States.

It is about 3 miles North of the Mexican border.

first airbase

The First Grease Rack

The Military has come a long way since 1916.......

last hostile action by foreign troops on American soil

I rarely pass the American Flag without taking a picture.


  1. I didn't know that! As I passed by this .. I was wondering why it was named after Pancho Villa... I had seen his home and his widow in Parral,Chihuahua Mexico.

    Amazing the places you stopped and photographed ... I just said hey and kept on driving. Just too much desert for me since leaving San Diego.

    Great fun looking at your trip. I was there. But you really 'saw' that area...

  2. I just posted --- I thought --- a comment hmmm lemme see if this works before I type it all out again!

  3. ah.... this one says approval thingy ... didn't notice the other so just delete these last two... lol

  4. Carolyn, I just changed the comments to "no moderation". I am new at this, and didn't know how that should be set. I though that I had read that spammers often hit the comments section. That was the reason I had it on moderation.

  5. yes ... that's why a lot of us don't allow anonymous comments ... If people have to sign in using an ID ... I think it helps cut down on spam BUT some people don't like to fool with an ID ... I've explained that if you use Yahoo or Google or whatever ... you have to have an identify but somehow signing with that on a blog scares some off... and that's ok.

    Do you see your settings where you can control this?

  6. Yes, I see the settings.i'll just leave it this way for now. If I start getting spam will decide on something else.