Forty postcards and photographs of military
activities, equipment, drilling, and soldiers of the Idaho 2nd Infantry at either Boise,
Idaho or Fort Huachuca, Nogales, Arizona. Most of the images were developed at La Luna
Studios, Tucson, AZ.
Utah State University. Special Collections and Archives Photograph Collection
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Collection materials are in English.
Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant,
The Mexican Revolution of 1910-1920 prompted the states on the border to activate their
National Guard troops. Soon the need for more troops became apparent and President
Wilson ordered Secretary of War Newton D. Barker to activate one regiment of the Idaho
National Guard with 1,800 men. All companies of the Idaho National Guard were required
to gather at the Boise Barracks until they reached full strength. They arrived in
Nogales, Arizona on July 12, 1916. Duties for the Idaho National Guard were mostly
centered on outpost patrol along the Arizona-Mexico border. This task proved difficult
because the border lines were difficult to determine. Besides border patrol, the troops
also trained rigorously. The Idaho Guard became known along the border as the model
guard unit due to their fine organization and preparedness. They returned to Boise on
December 23, 1916. The Idaho National Guard regiment was led by Idaho's Adjutant General
Philip J. Crow, while all troops along the border were under the command of General
This Collection consists of forty postcards and photographs of military activities,
equipment, drilling, and soldiers of the Idaho 2nd Infantry at either Boise, Idaho or
Fort Huachuca, Nogales, Arizona. Most of the images were developed at La Luna Studios,
Use of the Collection
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Permission to publish material from the Idaho 2nd Infantry Expedition to Mexico must
be obtained from the Special Collections Photograph Curator and/or the Special Collections
Preferred Citation :
Idaho 2nd Infantry Expedition to Mexico, 1916-1917. (P0030). Utah State University.
Special Collections & Archives Department.
Numerical by photo number.
Acquisition Information :
Purchased from Ken Sanders Rare Books (Salt Lake City) in December of 1994.