Just the Pictures (New Mexico) Random shrub decorated with Christmas and USA spirit. Old Columbus, NM Railroad station now serving as the town’s historical museum. Replica of Pancho Villa’s death mask. Safe from the Columbus Bank with visible bullet hole. Example of other souvenirs on display in the Columbus Historical museum. Memorial to the ten citizens murdered during the March 9, 1916 raid. Cootes Hill, a strategic lookout point used by the troops stationed in Columbus. Replica of a biplane used during the Punitive Expedition – Columbus, NM was the site of the United States’ first airbase. A 1915 Dodge with bullet holes from Pancho Villa’s raid. The Hoover Hotel, guarded by 13th Cavalry during the March 9th raid and still standing today. Cactus flowers in bloom.