Sunday, November 23, 2008
This photograph was taken in 1909 and shows a Mexican Peon posing in front of a wall. The man is carrying what looks to be a Model 94 Winchester 30-30 with saddle ring. The history of Mexico is an interesting one, and is a story of one revolution after another. While Mexico is rich with Natural Resources, the country has suffered from instability and corruption in government. There are few periods of extended stability in the country. As a child, I can remember my family traveling through Mexico a number of different times. It was quiet common to get pulled over out on desolate highways by the police, basically looking for small bribes.