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Mindy Hill tried her hand at breaking the piñata while celebrating Cinco de Mayo at Juniper’s on Franklin Avenue on Friday, May 3, from 5 to 7 p.m. Photo by Judith O’Hara Balfe

MILLBROOK — When the French landed on Veracruz in 1861, they landed a large force of men, driving the president and his government into exile. The French continued on toward Mexico City, but to their surprise, a large force of Mexicans fought them near Puebla; 8,000 French troops battled 4,000 Mexican troops, who were poorly armed. The rag-tag army, with great bravery and resolve, fought off the 8,000 Frenchmen and reigned victorious on May 5, 1862. 

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