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pared them for the devastation they were to face. The National Guard had
done a good job along the border even if it fought no battles. Bandit raids
decreased as soon as the guardsmen arrived, suggesting that the Guard's
presence may have discouraged plundering. After the Guard was called
to Europe, the Big Bend was defended only by local law enforcement
officers and a few soldiers, but, fortunately, the violence of the Mexican
revolutionary decade had somewhat subsided."
Major Langhorne's punitive expedition into Coahuila was only part of a
much larger scheme to keep the peace along the Mexican boundary. The
raids on Glenn Springs and Boquillas are among the more famous incidents
in Big Bend history; but after they triggered the call-up of the National
Guard, the overall plan of defense along the whole southwestern boundary
was put into effect and such raids quickly faded from the international
34Cameron to R. C. T., July 2, 1970, interview; Clendenen, Blood on the Border,
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