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
Merrill-Cazier Library Utah State University 3000 Old Main Hill Logan, UT 84322-3000 Phone: 435 797-2663 Fax: 435 797-2880 Email: email@example.com
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.
Processing Note :
Register completed by Ryan Lee, May 2002.
Detailed Description of the Collection
1:001: Six soldiers, including Lt. Hodge(?) and Major
Wilkins(?), standing next to desert brush. Taken by W. P. Holt
1:002: Seven soldiers, including Major Wilkins(?), sitting
on a desert hill
1:003: Eight soldiers sitting in the ruins of an adobe
structure; one soldier standing below
1:004: One soldier sitting among ruins of an adobe
1:005: Nine soldiers sitting in front of an old adobe
1:006: Soldiers, including Major Wilkins(?) setting up
1:007: Truck Company, Nogales, Ariz
1:008: Soldiers (Company "C"?) lined up with
1:009: Training at Boise,
1:010: Idaho Infantry Camp, Nogales, Ariz
1:011: Part of a company just after reaching Ft. Huachuca,
in front of the barracks
1:012: Infantry camp
1:013: Tents and barracks at Ft. Huachuca(?)
1:014: Soldiers lined up, marching and
1:015: Soldiers pitching camp on their way up to Ft.
1:016: Soldiers walking between tents in a
1:017: Tents atop a desert hill
1:018: Soldiers in a pit behind concrete wall, part of a
1:019: Second Idaho Infantry camped at Nogales,
1:020: Company "C" (?) after a storm
1:021: Major Wilkins and Captain Jeeter in
1:022: 2nd Idaho Infantry camped at Ft. Huachuca target
August 15, 1916.
1:023: 2nd Idaho Infantry camp, Nogales, Ariz
1:024: Eight soldiers standing in camp with
1:025: Company drilling at the fort
1:026: Company "C" of the 2nd Idaho Infantry standing at
the target range, Ft. Huachuca,
August 15, 1916.
1:027: Tents and barracks
1:028: Soldiers marching down a city street
1:029: Idaho regiment camped at Ft. Creatman(?), Arizona,
August 13th, 1916.
1:030: Company "C" cleaning ground for a
1:031: One soldier standing outside a tent
1:032: Two soldiers, one sitting and one standing, taken
1:033: W. P. Holt standing outside camp with
1:034: Felix Rousseau, Jr., a member of the border
1:035: Four soldiers sitting on boxes in camp
1:036: Military band standing in line outside camp with
instruments in hand, conductor standing behind
1:037: Tents and barracks atop a desert hill
1:038: Fourteen soldiers posing in front of a
1:039: Large group of soldiers sitting on
1:040: Soldier sitting on a bench (washing?)
Corporate Names :
National Guard--Military life--Photographs.
States. Army. Idaho Infantry Regiment, 2nd (1916)--Photographs.
States. Army--History--Punitive Expedition into Mexico, 1916--Photographs.