Saving Camp Naco, and the history behind it!

These buildings have been standing for a hundred years, a very important piece of Arizona’s history!

Camp Naco is a registered historical landmark in Naco, Az, also referred as Ft. Newell ghost town, needs donations to preserve it!

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.

Ft.Newell was used by the U.S. Army during the expeditions against Pancho Villa

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.

A photo of the Battle at Naco, rebel forces under General Alvaro Obregon defeated the Mexican army and captured Naco.

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!

Buffalo soldiers fought in the Battle of Naco, here is a photo of them at the Ft.

The barracks at Fr. Newell

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 .

These buildings are made of adobe and have been here since the early 1900’s

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!

Hope you enjoyed this informative article on Naco, their is a Facebook page you can check out and find out more about this historic landmark! Thank you for reading and keep following my articles on Desertexplorations.com! share and have a wonderful rest of your day!

Published by Rossi

I am an artist, explorer and writer, I love history and archaeology. I love to research new territories and have a deep passion for ghost towns, and new places! I am also a mother to 2 grown kids!

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