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Ejercito de Villa (Villa's Army)

Ascensión

The army was named Division del Norte, however, the most brave and skillful using the weapons were the ones that made up the personal convoy of Villa, chosen by Villa himself.

This elite group was called “los dorados”, perhaps due to the way they wore the crossed belt for carrying bullets that used to shine with the sunlight or maybe for the bronze plate in their hats with the image of the National Emblem.

The way the “dorados” dressed was particularly special: khaki pants, Stetson hat, wind breaker, boots in addition to their 45 caliber handgun and a Winchester.

In the 23 of June of 1913, Pancho Villa departed with his small army of 32 men that later on, increased to more than 400. This was an historic moment for the so-called “Centauro del Norte”.

Nowadays, the offsprings from those soldiers that worked with Villa and the Nation still live at Ascension and are willingly to tell their stories to any visitor that wants to listen.

The army was named Division del Norte, however, the most brave and skillful using the weapons were the ones that made up the personal convoy of Villa, chosen by Villa himself.

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This elite group was called “los dorados”, perhaps due to the way they wore the crossed belt for carrying bullets that used to shine with the sunlight or maybe for the bronze plate in their hats with the image of the National Emblem.

The way the “dorados” dressed was particularly special: khaki pants, Stetson hat, wind breaker, boots in addition to their 45 caliber handgun and a Winchester.

In the 23 of June of 1913, Pancho Villa departed with his small army of 32 men that later on, increased to more than 400. This was an historic moment for the so-called “Centauro del Norte”.

Nowadays, the offsprings from those soldiers that worked with Villa and the Nation still live at Ascension and are willingly to tell their stories to any visitor that wants to listen.

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