The River Has Never Divided Us: A Border History of La Junta de los Rios. By Jefferson Morgenthaler.
Down on the border, near Ojinaga and Presidio, a
He first draws your attention to the death of Esquivel Hernandez at the hands of U.S. Marines in 1997. Then Morgenthaler backgrounds readers in the
You have Doniphan's Expedition, land transfers, Ben Leaton, Jay Hayes, Lt. Whiting drawing the line, the 49ers on their way to
There was smuggling, then as now, and lots of silver. Railroads arrived and the spread of ranches and military posts increased. Greed and murder laced with revenge. There was Ortega's Rebellion, followed by Orozco and Huerta, and Pancho Villa, chased by Black Jack Pershing. Smuggling revived with liquor contraband, and drugs would derive from there.
Morgenthaler uses many sources, many of which are primary, and his interesting narrative of discovery is yours for the purchase.
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