These buildings have been standing for a hundred years, a very important piece of Arizona’s history!
It’s astonishing to think that such a small town on the border has such a fascinating history! Let’s just call it Ft.Newell, also called Camp Naco! This place was a military post on the outskirts of Naco, Arizona. Subsequent to Pancho Villa’s raid on Columbus, N.M. In 1916.
Pancho villa was like a Robin Hood to the poor peasants. He would steal from the rich and give to the poor. He was The only foreigner that invaded and attacked and killed inside the U.S. Border.
The battle of Naco was the battle of the Mexican revolution between Constitutionalist forces & Mexican govt. in 1913.
The battle of Naco was the longest battle of war with 119 days of combat. The buffalo soldiers, were African-American men came and fought at Naco. They really fought hard!
Unfortunately illegal aliens are crossing over to the historic site and had set fire to one of the buildings. It is now inside a very long gate that encircles this beautiful historic landmark. Donations are always needed to fix the buildings .
Naco is the only place in the U.S history to have been bombed by someone (Patrick Murphy, Irish man) employed by a foreign power! This bombing destroyed a Dodge truck and also hit the store back in 1929!
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