Sunday, December 18, 2016

Looking Back to 1916: Trouble Along the Mexican Border

From the July6, 2016, MidWeek "Looking Back."

"Word has just been received here by the relatives of Peerley Terwilliger, an old DeKalb boy, who is doing duty on the Mexican border with a company from the New Mexico National Guard.  He is attached to the company from Artesia, a town located about forty miles south of Roswell, New Mexico.

"Since the guard of that state has been on the border, Terwilliger has been stationed at or near to Columbus, New Mexico, which was the seat of recent disturbances."

We weren't at war in Europe yet, but there was Pancho Villa in Mexico, who had crossed the border and attacked Columbus, New Mexico.'

There used to be a sporting goods store in DeKalb called Terwilliger's.  I wonder if this was his family, or perhaps even him.

Wonder If They Were Also Battling Aliens?  --Cooter

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