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  The Biography Project: Pancho Villa
Pancho Villa was born Doroteo Arango in San Juan del Río, Durango, Mexico in 1877 (or in some sources, 1879).
Around this time Villa also became something of a folk hero in the U.S, and Hollywood filmmakers as well as U.S. newspaper photographers flocked to Northern Mexico to record his battle exploits--many of which were staged for the benefit of the cameras.
Today Villa is remembered with pride by most Mexicans for having led the most important military campaigns of the constitutionalist revolution, in which his troops were victorious as far south as Zacatecas and Mexico City, east as far as Tampico, and west as far as Casas Grandes.
www.popsubculture.com /pop/bio_project/pancho_villa.html   (803 words)

 PICTURES OF PANCHO VILLA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
An earlier pose of Pancho Villa on his horse Siete Leguas taken in 1911 when Villa was still a colonel in the maderista rebellion under the nominal command of Pascual Orozco.
Pancho Villa (number 18 in the photo), who had been most responsible for their victory, was given a back row position, while his future rival (number 5), Carranza, was seated in the front row, close to Madero (number 1).
Pancho Villa and the famed Dorados - "The Golden Ones" - his terrible cavalry which would attack firing accurately at a full gallop from their charging horses in the style of warfare originally perfected by the Apache and Comanche Indians whom the Dorados fathers had fought a generation earlier.
www.ojinaga.com /villapics   (382 words)

 Villa, Francisco. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Villa, at the head of his brilliant cavalry, Los Dorados, gained control of N Mexico by the audacity of his attacks; Huerta resigned in July, 1914.
Villa continued his activities in northern Mexico throughout Carranza’s regime, but in 1920 he came to an amicable agreement with the government of Adolfo de la Huerta.
In a sense Pancho Villa was a rebel against social abuses; at times he worked a rough justice but he was a violent and undirected destructive force.
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 IBHOF / Pancho Villa   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Pancho Villa is considered by many to be the greatest Asian fighter in boxing history.
Villa ignored the dentist's instructions to rest and return for a follow-up visit, and instead indulged in a week-long party.
Villa died in the hospital of Ludwig's Angina, an infection of the throat cavity.
www.ibhof.com /villa.htm   (491 words)

 Pancho Villa
In victory, Villa anticipated the scrutiny of history and included scribes, photographers, and even early moviemakers in his retinue as he swept across the barrens of northern Mexico.
Starved and exhausted, she clung to her saddle as the enigmatic Pancho led a column of horsemen, crossing the U.S. border three miles west of the Mexican town of Palomas and trotting quietly over the few minutes' travel to the sleeping village of Columbus, New Mexico, three miles away.
Supported by guerrilla generals, Francisco Villa in the north, Emiliano Zapata in the south, and Alvaro Obregón in the west, Madero's revolutionary movement prevailed, and the tine dreamer was installed as president of a new, provisional government on May 25, 1911.
www.darkcanyon.net /pancho_villa.htm   (3692 words)

 Pancho Villa Led Northern Forces in Revolution
Francisco "Pancho" Villa was born Doroteo Arango in San Juan Del Rio, Durango, on June 5, 1878.
Villa traveled to the state of Chihuahua, where he met Abraham Gonzalez, a rebel fighting against Porfirio Díaz, the president and perpetrator of oppression and suffering of those like Villa.
Villa was a born leader, and because of his magnetic personality, he easily recruited 375 men within five days.
www.epcc.edu /ftp/Homes/monicaw/borderlands/21_pancho_villa.htm   (1764 words)

 Francisco Pancho Villa
Villa claimed also to have given much of this away to the poor, and perhaps he did give some to the poor.
Villa's childhood, adolescence and early adulthood were during the Porfiriato, the dictatorship of Porfirio Díaz.
Pancho Villa expressed his rage at the U.S. recognition of Carranza by carrying out raids on border towns in New Mexico.
www.sjsu.edu /faculty/watkins/villa.htm   (2561 words)

 Who Was Pancho Villa?
Pancho Villa, so the saying goes, was “hated by thousands and loved by millions.” He was a Robin Hood to many and a cruel, cold-blooded killer to others.
Doroteo Arango, for that was Pancho Villa's real name, was born in the state of Durango in 1878, a share-cropper peasant on a hacienda.
Pancho Villa was a natural leader and was very successful as a bandit, leading raids on towns, killing, and looting.
www.calnative.com /stories/n_villa.htm   (434 words)

 In Pursuit of Pancho Villa 1916-1917
Villa’s men were on their home ground while Pershing was moving into unfamiliar and largely unmapped territory depending on Mexican guides whose loyalty was always questionable.
Villa was reported to have watched with much delight — from a safe distance — as his two enemies battled each other in total confusion.
Villa was reported to have killed one of the assassins before he died.
www.hsgng.org /pages/pancho.htm   (3890 words)

 MEXonline.com summary of Pacho Villa, Legendary Revelotionary
Pancho Villa was born Doroteo Arangol in Durango on June 5, 1878, the son of a field labourer.
When Madero was assassinated in 1913 Villa formed an army several thousand strong which came to be known as the Division del Norte - the Division of the North.
Villa retired to a ranch in Parral, Chihuahua.
www.mexonline.com /panchovilla.htm   (236 words)

 Mrs. Pancho Villa
Sitting in her simple wooden chair, Doña Luz Corral de Villa, widow of Pancho Villa, began a rambling discourse on her life with the famous—or infamous—bandit, general, and hero of the Mexican Revolution.
One day, when she was a teenager, Villa and his soldiers rode in and demanded monetary contributions from the townspeople.
Villa was assassinated in 1923, and several of his “wives” claimed the manor.
www.calnative.com /stories/n_msvilla.htm   (477 words)

 Huachuca Illustrated, vol 1, 1993: The Situation in Mexico
Villa raised and led an army of revolutionaries in the state of Chihuahua and, along with the rebel army of Pascual Orozco, defeated the government rurales..
Villa's success in Chihuahua was paralleled by another amateur general in the state of Sonora.
Villa was assassinated in an ambush outside Parral on 23 July 1923.
www.lib.byu.edu /~rdh/wwi/comment/huachuca/HI1-08.htm   (1911 words)

 Townsend Library Pancho Villa Bibliography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Pancho Villa and John Reed : two faces of romantic revolution / Jim Tuck.
Pancho Villa at Columbus : the raid of 1916 / Haldeen Braddy.
The paradox of Pancho Villa / Haldeen Braddy.
alamo.nmsu.edu /library/nwpanchovilla.html   (222 words)

Born Doroteo Arango in San Juan del Río, Durango, in 1877 (1879 according to some sources), the man most of the world knew as Pancho Villa spent much of his life in Durango until, at age 16, he killed a man who had raped his younger sister.
Villa's Robin Hood story began after he established himself and his bandit followers in the sierras in 1900.
Officially, the years 1900-09 are "unaccounted for," but it was during this period that he became a legendary hero to the poor for skillfully evading the Porfiriato's oppressive rurales.
www.mexconnect.com /mex_/travel/jcummings/jcpanchovilla.html   (801 words)

 Pancho Villa
In the summer of 1915, Pancho Villa was defeated at the Battle of Celaya by General Alvaro-Obregon.
Villa's reaction to the ambush was clear by December of 1915.
Rather than killing his "brothers", the Mexicans, Villa instead was going to spend the rest of his energy putting the "traitor Americans" in their graves.
www.expage.com /page/reese53   (415 words)

 Bierce & Pancho Villa, 1914
Villa, wearing two crisscrossed bandoleers and a sombrero, was astride his favorite horse, a stallion named Seven Leagues.
But as he neared an old windowless church, with three huge Spanish bells hanging on a rack outside, Seven Leagues stumbled on a discarded automobile tire and the general was thrown to the ground, his gun skittering away.
Villa took out a cigar and put it in his mouth.
www.donswaim.com /bierce-villa.html   (726 words)

 Pancho Villa
Poncho Villa later went on to battle in 1916 when he raided Columbus, New Mexico continuing on to there to fight until 1920 surrendering to Adolfo de la Huerta.
Poncho Villa was significant for several reasons; the first one, is that he was able to gather an army of thousands during the Madero Revolution of 1910-1911, which is a lot for one civilian to do.
And, even if you don’t think Poncho Villa was historically significant, lots of filmmakers and newspaper reporters would think he is, especially Hollywood for how heroic he was in battle.
www.sbac.edu /~morrisjw/1910-19/PonchoVilla/index.html   (221 words)

 Pancho Villa
Villa is but a tool operated by an unseen hand…He serves the purpose of keeping Mexico in a turmoil, of preventing the accomplishment of Carranza’s task of pacification, or at least he helps materially in postponing this accomplishment, and in keeping the way for some such favorite of the clericals and aristocrats as Felix Diaz.
Villa made it clear that the men who neglected to join his army would suffer dire consequences and be executed, while the families of those that ran and hid would undergo the same fate.
Villa was now assured that the conscripted men under his control would be loyal as long as they valued their lives and the lives of their families.
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 Pancho Villa - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Villa's generalship was noted for its speed of movement of his forces by railroad, use of cavalry and artillery attacks, and recruitment of enlisted soldiers of enemy units he defeated.
Villa's remarkable generalship and recruiting appeal, combined with ingenious fundraising methods to support his rebellion, would be a key factor in forcing Huerta from office a little over a year later, on July 15, 1914.
Villa's keen eye for publicity (and offers of money, Villa signed an exclusive contract with the Mutual Film Corporation for $25,000 payable in gold specie) led to some movie scenes being filmed on location with Villa's troops.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Pancho_Villa   (4462 words)

 Pancho Villas-Restaurant Serving Authentic Mexican Food in Sterling Heights, MI. - Home
Pancho Villa was well known for being a Robin Hood like hero to the Mexican peasants.
The United States still recognized the Carranza government, Pancho felt the government was not for the people and continued his raiding.
Pancho Villa was given amnesty and a hacienda, but subsequently assassinated by the people that still felt threatened by his power over Mexico.
www.panchovillas.net   (204 words)

 Pancho Villa State Park   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Pershing succeeded in dispersing the Mexican forces that had attacked Columbus, but the revolutionary chieftain, Pancho Villa, vanished into the Mexican backcountry and was never captured.
The customs house, build in 1902, is now the Pancho Villa State Park visitor center, with exhibits describing the histories of Pancho Villa, the Columbus raid of 1916, and Pershing's Punitive Expedition.
Pancho Villa State Park is located 35 miles south of Deming via NM 11.
www.nmt.edu /~breynold/pancho.html   (456 words)

 Pancho Villa Collection   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Meador was born to William A. and Martha Ella Bridwell.
After the assassination of Madero in 1913, Villa formed a military group of several thousand men known as the famous Division del Norte (Division of the North).
Because of Villa's popularity, his knowledge of the terrain, and the dislike of Pershing's presence in Mexico, Pancho Villa was never found.
www.angelo.edu /services/library/wtxcoll/Pancho/pancho.htm   (597 words)

 Pancho Villa Inspires Mexican Protesters   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The protest was reminiscent of Villa's sweep across northern Mexico in the 1910-17 revolution, when he and his pistol-packing, horse-riding soldiers would burst through the gates of elegant haciendas to loot the rich landowners.
"Pancho Villa is synonymous with the fight against injustice," said Adolfo Lopez, a Mexico City assemblyman who in 1988 founded a rough-and-tumble slum group named the Francisco Villa Popular Front to fight for affordable housing.
When Villa's 500 raiders hit Columbus in March of 1916, they managed 18 American dead, at a cost of half their number becoming casualties, to be followed by any others Pershing's follow-up expedition managed, including those killed personally by then-Lieutenant George S. Patton.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/news/813886/posts   (7484 words)

 Flyweight Champions of the 1920's and '30's: Pancho Villa
Francisco Guilledo was born in Iloilo on the Island of Panay in the Philippines, on August 1, 1901.
As the bell sounded at the end of the second round, Villa landed one flush on the jaw, knocking the champion to the canvas.
Villa was suffering from complications of a wisdom tooth extraction at the time of the fight.
www.fortunecity.com /olympia/dempsey/201/pancho.html   (323 words)

 Handbook of Texas Online:
Francisco (Pancho) Villa, Mexican revolutionary, whose real name was Doroteo Arango, was born in Rio Grande, Durango, Mexico, on October 4, 1877.
Villa was popular in El Paso probably because of the quantities of supplies he bought from El Paso merchants; in the summer of 1913 he brought his wife and son to the city to secure them from the unsettled conditions in Mexico.
After the United States recognized the Carranza government in Mexico, Villa turned against the Americans, and El Paso began to fear an attack from him such as he made on Columbus, New Mexico, in March 1916.
www.tsha.utexas.edu /handbook/online/articles/view/VV/fvi6.html   (372 words)

 Pancho Villas :: Home
Pancho Villa's is a family of Mexican restaurants, named after the famous moustached Mexican bandit, Pancho Villa.
Pancho Villa became a revolutionary in early 20th Century Mexico and in true Robin Hood style robbed the rich to help the poor— and had fun doing it!
Pancho Villa's owner, Mexican-born Mayra Nuñez brings some of Pancho’s revolutionary spirit to Scotland with her home cooked, lively Mexican food, modelled on the food she grew up with in Mexico.
www.panchovillas.co.uk   (102 words)

 Francisco Villa — Infoplease.com
Villa continued his activities in northern Mexico throughout Carranza's regime, but in 1920 he came to an amicable agreement with the government of Adolfo de la
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