Eyewitnesses to History
The Mexican Revolution of 1910 to 1920 played havoc with
Aggies coming to school from México. In 1913, Miguel Marquez, Enrique
Aramburu and Fernando Iriarte left their homes in México City for
College Station, a journey that took two months to complete.
Along the way, they were stranded when revolutionaries destroyed the rail
line, witnessed the Battle of Monterrey, were threatened with being shot
by rebels, had their hotel burned and lost all their possessions. They returned
City to start over and eventually made their way by ship from
Vera Cruz, México to Galveston, Texas.