Deming in Luna County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Mary Ann Deming Crocker
Namesake of Deming
— (1829-1889) —
Born in 1827, Mary Ann Deming was married to Charles Crocker, one of the founders of the Central Pacific Railroad. A “silver spike” was driven here in 1881 that commemorated connecting the Southern Pacific and Santa Fe railroads, and signaled completion of the nation's second transcontinental railroad. The new settlement was christened Deming in Mary’s honor for her generosity and benevolence to many charitable causes for the poor.
The New Mexico Historic Women Marker Initiative was founded in 2005 by members of the New Mexico Women's Forum in a statewide effort to recognize women's contributions to New Mexico history on the state's Official Scenic Historic Markers. The Initiative ensures that women's diverse histories will be remembered and told, and will inspire and provide a guide for future generations. The 2006 Legislature funded the project.
Erected by New Mexico Historic Preservation Division.
Topics and series. Railroads & Streetcars • Settlements & Settlers • Women. In addition, it is included in the New Mexico Women’s Historic Marker Initiative series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1827.
Location. 32° 16.127′ N, 107° 45.014′ W. Marker is in Deming, New Mexico, in Luna County. Marker is on East Pine Street, on the right when traveling east. Marker is at the Deming visitor center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 800 East Pine Street, Deming NM 88030, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A Silver Spike was Driven (here, next to this marker); Lest We Forget (approx. 0.4 miles away); Deming Armory (approx. 0.4 miles away); Pearl Harbor Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Seamon Field House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Deming Main U.S. Post Office (approx. 0.6 miles away); Deming (approx. 1.2 miles away); Rockhound State Park (approx. 9.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Deming.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 17, 2018. It was originally submitted on August 17, 2018, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 383 times since then and 64 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 17, 2018, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.