"Nowadays Columbus is a retreat from the daily pressures of a fast paced, dog-eat-dog, and inhospitable social climate that is prevailing in these uncertain times we're living in. The Village of Columbus offers the weariest of souls a real opportunity to rejuvenate, relax, re-center, and to quite literally "Get away from it all".
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Greetings From Columbus, New Mexico
Columbus, New Mexico is a town with a history. With its claim to fame being the 1916 attack on the town and its military fort---Camp Furlong---by Pancho Villa and his band of Mexican invaders, Columbus has certainly seen its share of ups and downs. After being classified as a ghost town in the 1930s and losing its rail service more than forty years ago, Columbus is now a quiet town of 2,000, with many people going back and forth across the border to Palomas, its Mexican sister city only three miles to the south. The town's official website sums it up: