[Body of Rodolfo Fierro]

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Photograph of Rodolpho Fierro's body after he drowned near Chihuahua. He is covered in a white sheet and wearing a hat. A group of men are standing or kneeling around the body. Text on the back of the photograph reads: "Rodolfo Fierro, number one killer and body guard of Pancho Villa. Fierro was the 'real bad man' of the Revolution. He was known as El Carnicero or The Butcher. After being thrown off his horse, he [drowned in] quicksand near Casas Grandes, Chihuahua on 13 October 1915. At the time of his death, Fierro was marching towards Sonora."

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1 photograph : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.

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Creator: Unknown. 1915~.

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This photograph is part of the collection entitled: Rescuing Texas History, 2009 and was provided by El Paso Public Library to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 16162 times , with 263 in the last month . More information about this photograph can be viewed below.

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Photograph of Rodolpho Fierro's body after he drowned near Chihuahua. He is covered in a white sheet and wearing a hat. A group of men are standing or kneeling around the body. Text on the back of the photograph reads: "Rodolfo Fierro, number one killer and body guard of Pancho Villa. Fierro was the 'real bad man' of the Revolution. He was known as El Carnicero or The Butcher. After being thrown off his horse, he [drowned in] quicksand near Casas Grandes, Chihuahua on 13 October 1915. At the time of his death, Fierro was marching towards Sonora."

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1 photograph : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.

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Rescuing Texas History, 2009

Photographs, oral histories, artwork, letters, and more. These more than 5,000 items give a glimpse into the diverse people that have called Texas home over the years. Funding provided by the Summerlee Foundation.

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  • 1915~

Added to The The Portal to Texas History

  • Dec. 6, 2009, 7:38 p.m.

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  • Oct. 29, 2013, 12:34 p.m.

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[Body of Rodolfo Fierro], photograph, 1915~; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth63657/: accessed November 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting El Paso Public Library.