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Fort Naco

Updated: Apr 23, 2023

One historic stop on the Copper City Territory Tour is Fort Naco.

Fort Naco is located in Naco, Arizona, and sits about 200 yards north of the border wall.

Fort Naco is also called "Camp Naco" and "Fort Lewell".

The Battle of Naco was depicted in movies of the day.

The Mexican Revolutionary War was in full swing and Pancho Villa, who led the rebel's fight against the Mexican government, spent a lot of time in Naco, Sonora, which is just across the border from Fort Naco.

There are a number of barracks and officers' quarters still standing from Fort Naco.

Fort Naco on Big Jeep Tours
Fort Naco Officers Quarters

Many Bisbee locals claim to be direct descendants of Pancho Villa.

The American government and Bisbee locals suspected Pancho Villa and his rebels were being assisted by the German government. Germany said they would give the "Gadsen Purchase" back to the rebels when they won the war.

Fort Naco was there to keep the war from spilling into America.

Fort Naco was occupied by Buffalo Soldiers, sent from Fort Huachuca.

Soldiers from Fort Naco were involved in the Bisbee Riot. The Bisbee Riot happened because a discriminatory police officer tried to disarm the Buffalo Soldiers in the red light district.

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