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Monday, March 24, 2008

Odd Shots on Monday - "The First Tank"


The Pancho Villa museum displays exhibits from the time of Pancho Villa’s raid on Camp Furlong, along with artifacts from the Mexican Revolution and the subsequent Punitive Expedition led by General John “Black Jack” Pershing. The raid, which happened on March 9, 1916, has been the only armed invasion of the continental U. S. since 1812. General Pershing led 10,000 soldiers on an 11-month chase after Villa, but never caught him. The raid on Columbus was a pivotal point for the U.S. military because it was the first time mechanized vehicles and aircraft were utilized in warfare, later playing a key role in preparing America for World War I.
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14 comments:

  1. I guess war has made some progress but in the end it is still killing that counts. I was always surprised that mothers and fathers give up their sons and daughters to be slaughtered by our enemies and then, a generation later, all is forgiven and our government supports those same people. It is a fact of life that has always confused me. Museums have a way of reminding us of what is bad and what is good.

    I hope you have a nice week.

    Abraham Lincoln in Brookville, Ohio.

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  2. Nice shot of the tank. I find the other things in the picture very interesting also.

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  3. I totally agree with Abe.
    Love the shot, and thanks for the mini history lesson.
    BTW (in regard to my Odd Shot) The outhouse is for "show" only. They converted (the real thing) into a shrine of sorts. I did not post another picture I took, but it was taken of the inside, where it shows the chandelier they have hung from the ceiling~it is way cool! LOL.

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  4. Nice tank shot, it`s really odd.
    Great story.

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  5. That is Odd shot i have not seen a tank like this before. Great history as well

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  6. That's pre-Gunner for sure.

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  7. WOW! That would be one scary tank coming at me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for the history lesson.

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  8. Great picture! And a Super OddShot!

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  9. Yes, very scary indeed. HUGE!

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  10. ThanX for a little peek into history with this interesting and informative post.

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  11. They sure don't look like that anymore... very interesting shot and post.

    Really like your metal shot, too. Those roomy smokers do a fabulous job.

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  12. Astonishing the tank, very good Odd shot photo and informative the comment!

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  13. I never would have guessed that tanks go back that far in history.

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  14. It is certainly a big old clunker, isn't it?

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