Pancho Villa Statue

A statue of Pancho Villa is located in Viente de Agosto Park. The park is between West Broadway and West Congress Street, and west of Church Avenue.  Erected in June 1981, the statue was made by Julian Martinez and foundryman Javier Portilla. It was given as a gift to Arizona from Agrupacion Nacional Periodista, a Mexican press organization, and the Mexican government. Bryon Ivancovich, descendant of an old Tucson family, filed an unsuccessful suit against the city regarding this statue.

Sources:

Guide to Public Art in Tucson. [Tucson, Ariz.] : Tucson/Pima Arts Council. c1987. Page 3
"Pancho Villa statue to gallop on in park." Arizona Daily Star. April 7, 1983.Page B1.


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