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The Siege of Naco

The remains of a Dodge touring car struck by a bomb in Naco, Ariz., in April 1929.

These are the remains of a Dodge touring car struck by a bomb in Naco, Ariz., in April 1929. The bombing took place during the last stages of the Cristero Revolution in Mexico, a religious and political revolt against the federal government, which had outlawed the Catholic Church.

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A 1940s Nogales Shopping Trip

The Barrios family and friends visiting Nogales in 1948.

Nogales, Sonora, a traditional tourist attraction that draws streams of visitors from Arizona, is a city of some half a million, but was only about one sixth that size when these Phoenicians posed in front of one of its shops in 1948.

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The Other Heroes of War (access required)

The soldier heroes of war are immortalized in bronze and stone, shouldering weapons, riding great steeds and urging their forces toward battle. Yet courage in war is not limited to adult males. Women and children also act in bold and noble ways in war. The Mexican Revolution (1911-1920) was no exception.

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