|Founded||Founded in 1976 in or near Lower West Side|
Founded on 18th Street in Pilsen
|Colors||Black and Green|
|Primary ethnicities||Latino (Mexican)|
|Symbols||Wolf Head and Low Rider Hat|
Wolf head with low rider hat
I do not know a whole lot about this organization but I will put together the most I can. The Villa Lobos started on 18th Street by 18th and Ashland in the year 1976 in the Pilsen neighborhood.
Villa Lobos means “Village Wolves” in Spanish meaning they were the wolves or Little Village. I am not sure the exact corner the Villa Lobos started at but they developed a strong presence at 30th Street from Drake Ave to St. Louis Ave and also 23rd Street and Ridgeway in Little Village by the early 1980s The Villa Lobos also grew into the Pilsen section of the Lower West Side neighborhood at the intersection of Ashland and Cullerton for quite some time.
The Villa Lobos biggest enemy was always the Two Sixs and when it came to the major war between Two Six and Latin Kings in Little Village the Villa Lobos took the Latin Kings’ side as they became good allies. The Villa Lobos also fought with Two Six allies the Sin City Boys.
In the Pilsen area the Villa Lobos slugged it out with La Raza and hung out with Latin Counts and Latin Brothers. In about the year 1981 the Villa Lobos joined the People Nation thanks to the Latin Kings as they became even closer allies with Latin Kings.
The Villa Lobos had pretty good numbers in the 1980s but by the early 1990s the organization began to fade out due to retirement or members flipping to Latin Kings especially the 30th and Drake faction all turned Latin King because the powerful 31st and Drake set was looking to grow even more. The Cullerton and Ashland faction closed up by the 1990s then 23rd and Ridgeway shrunk in size to the point where many members moved to the suburb of Cicero at 16th and Austin which lasted until the 2010s decade.
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- Who was the founder and what happened to him?
- What was the time line of leaders?
- What was the first set of Lobos?
- What sets were there? What years did they open and close?
- Did Villa Lobos ever have People nation enemies? If so why?