Mysteries of the Abandoned: Hidden America, April 19, 2024, Discovery, “The Forgotten Soldiers of Camp Naco”

Mysteries of the Abandoned: Hidden America

The Discovery Channel’s Mysteries of the Abandoned: Hidden America returns with its third episode of the third season, titled “The Forgotten Soldiers of Camp Naco.” The episode uncovers forgotten soldiers of the Old West who guarded a fort at the southern border, shedding light on their hidden history.

In this installment, viewers will learn about the forgotten soldiers of Camp Naco, Arizona, a former military outpost near the U.S.-Mexico border. These soldiers, known as “Buffalo Soldiers,” were Black troops who fought in the Mexican Revolution and played a crucial role in the pursuit of the American dream. The episode explores the racial tensions they faced, the grueling work they endured, and their struggle for acceptance and equality within the military.

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The story of Camp Naco is intertwined with that of Major Charles Young, the first African American to command the Second Squadron in the Tenth Cavalry at the camp. Young’s legacy faces an uphill battle, often overshadowed by the very institution he served. The episode reveals the nuances of his life, including his letters home to his wife, Ada, and his advocacy for equal rights.

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Beyond Camp Naco, the episode also delves into the stories of a major salmon provider plagued by pirates, a mountaintop hotel frequented by presidents and revolutionaries, and an American legend born in a humble Alabama home.

Mysteries of the Abandoned: Hidden America takes viewers on a journey to forgotten places, uncovering the secrets and stories of a hidden America.

Mysteries of the Abandoned: Hidden America airs on the Discovery Channel at 10:00 PM on Friday, April 19, 2024.

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