I am fascinated by something called "The Porfirian Peace." It lasted for about 35 years. Here are some of my notes about it.
And thanks to Michael Farmer, I ordered the book, "the General and The Jaguar," by Eilen Welsome. Also, Samuel K. Dolan expect a thank you packet from me.
Also noodling other characters and ethnic types down on the border. . .
One of the underreported aspects of the border is just how multinational and polyglot it was, back in the day.
"Don't be 'consistent,' but be simply true."
—Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.