El Tratado de La Mesilla
Who: Town of Mesilla
What: Gadsden Purchase ratification commemoration ceremony
When: November 17, 2012
Where: Mesilla Plaza
Re-enactment of Gadsden Purchase Ratification to be held at the Mesilla Plaza
Mesilla, N.M. – A ceremony will be held on the plaza in Mesilla Saturday, Nov. 17 at 2 p.m. commemorating the Gadsden Purchase ratification.
The Gadsden Purchase, also referred to as “El Tratado de La Mesilla,” included a purchase of $10 million by the United States for 45,535 square miles from Mexico in 1853. On Nov. 16, 1854, the Mexican flag was lowered and the United States flag was raised at the plaza in Mesilla.
The event on the plaza will include a re-enactment of the change of power and flag-raising.
Old Mesilla Plaza, south on Highway 28. 2 pm.
For more information call the Town of Mesilla 575-524-3262 ext. 116 or 117.
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Go To the Old Mesilla page on Facebook for more details and information.