"NACO" IS THE INDIGINOUS NAME FOR THE PRICKLY PEAR CACTUS
Embark on an enchanting journey with our Bisbee Tours and immerse yourself in the captivating allure of Naco, Arizona, nestled in the southernmost corner of Bisbee. As you explore this remarkable destination, you will uncover a rich tapestry of history, encompassing frontier life and cross-border conflicts that have shaped its identity.
Historical Tapestry of Naco
Among the key attractions awaiting your discovery is Naco's heritage, which traces back to 1898 when it was founded by the Phelps Dodge Corporation. Delve into the past and learn about the fascinating history of the Opiata and Nahua Indians, who named the town "Naco" after the prickly pear cactus that thrived in the area. Indulge your taste buds in the delightful flavors of prickly pear cocktails crafted from the red tuna fruit, a local delicacy.
The Duality of Naco
Situated on the border, Naco offers a unique duality. On one side lies Naco Sonora, a place synonymous with the wild west ambiance of Tombstone, where tales of daring gunfights and legendary figures come to life. On the other side, Naco Arizona welcomes you with open arms, showcasing the iconic 1902 US port of entry, characterized by its stunning Pueblo Revival Design building.
The Tale of Two Nacos
The narrative of Naco takes an intriguing turn as you delve into the tale of two Nacos. Visit Camp Naco, established in 1910, which once served as a home to Buffalo Soldiers from the 92nd Infantry Division. Step aboard railcars and boxcars to witness the war stories of both soldiers and citizens from Cochise County, providing a unique perspective on the conflicts that defined this region.
Historical Highlights of Naco
The historical highlights of Naco are bound to captivate your imagination. Learn about Patrick Murphy, a pivotal figure in American history, known as the first foreign aerial bomber. Marvel at the ancient wonders of prehistoric times, as mammoth bones, unearthed in 1952, provide a glimpse into the distant past. Additionally, gain insight into the beloved ranch cherished by Ronald and Nancy Reagan, offering a personal connection to the legacy of influential figures.
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