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By Bill Kirchner, November 3, 2010
Columbus Marker
New Mexico (Luna County), Columbus — Columbus
Columbus was founded in 1891 as a U.S./Mexico border station but eventually coalesced around the railroad station three miles to the north in 1903. The area’s history is tied to a March 9, 1916, raid on Columbus by Mexican revolutionary leader . . . — Map (db m37778) HM
New Mexico (Luna County), Columbus — Columbus
Columbus was founded in 1891 as a U.S./Mexico border station but eventually coalesced around the railroad station three miles to the north in 1903. The area’s history is tied to a March 9, 1916, raid on Columbus by Mexican revolutionary leader . . . — Map (db m37780) HM
New Mexico (Luna County), Columbus — In Memory of Citizens Killed / In Memory of Thirteenth CavalryPancho Villa Raid of 1916
[Side A:] In Memory Citizens Killed – March 9, 1916 W. A. Davidson • Harry Davis • James T. Dean • Dr. H. M. Hart • Bessie James • C.C. Miller • C.D. Miller • J. J. Moore • Wm. T. Ritchie • J. W. Walker [Side . . . — Map (db m37791) HM
New Mexico (Luna County), Columbus — Last Hostile Action by Foreign Troops
Site of the Last Hostile Action by Foreign Troops in the Continental United States. Led by General Francisco (Pancho) Villa, insurgent Mexican forces on the night of March 9, 1916 raided camp Furlong a United States army cantonment, and the nearby . . . — Map (db m37901) HM
New Mexico (Luna County), Columbus — Pancho Villa State Park
Pancho Villa State Park commemorates the historic Columbus Raid of 1916. Ruins of Camp Furlong, headquarters for General John Pershing's expeditionary force, still exist at the park. The old Columbus Customs Service building has been restored to . . . — Map (db m37777) HM
New Mexico (Luna County), Columbus — Pancho Villa State Park
Pancho Villa State Park commemorates the historic Columbus Raid of 1916. Ruins of Camp Furlong, headquarters for General John Pershing's expeditionary force, still exist at the park. The old Columbus Customs Service building has been restored to . . . — Map (db m81737) HM
New Mexico (Luna County), Columbus — Pancho Villa’s Raid
On March 9, 1916, Francisco “Pancho” Villa, a major figure in the Mexican Revolution, crossed the international border with a large force, attacking and looting Columbus, New Mexico. Eighteen U.S. soldiers and civilians, and . . . — Map (db m37776) HM
New Mexico (Luna County), Columbus — 390-B — Southern Pacific Railroad Depot
Now the site of the Columbus Historical Society Museum the depot was built c. 1902 by the El Paso & Southwestern Railroad which was merged with the Southern Pacific in 1924. Site No. 390-B A Registered Cultural Property State of New . . . — Map (db m37782) HM
New Mexico (Luna County), Deming — A Silver Spike was DrivenMarch 8, 1881
Linking the Southern Pacific railroad with the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe railroads at Deming in the Territory of New Mexico. Deming celebrates our state's centennial this March 3, 2012 — Map (db m121960) HM
New Mexico (Luna County), Deming — Carlotta Thompkins Thurmond"Lottie Deno" — (1844-1934)
This is a two-sided marker Front Side: Immortalized in literature and film, Kentucky native Carlotta Thurmond was the inspiration for Miss Kitty on television’s “Gunsmoke.” Having toured Europe’s best gambling houses as . . . — Map (db m121902) HM
New Mexico (Luna County), Deming — Cathay Williams(c1850 – Death Date Unknown)
Born into slavery, Cathay was liberated in 1861 and worked as a cook for the Union army during the Civil War. In 1866 she enlisted in the U.S. Army as Private William Cathey serving with the Buffalo Soldiers at Fort Cummings and Fort Bayard until . . . — Map (db m38211) HM
New Mexico (Luna County), Deming — Cooke’s Wagon RoadBasin and Range Country
In 1846, while leading the Mormon Battalion to California during the Mexican War, Lt. Col. Philip St. George Cooke blazed a wagon road from New Mexico to the West Coast. The potential use of the route for the railroad construction was one of the . . . — Map (db m38236) HM
New Mexico (Luna County), Deming — DemingElevation – 4,331 ft
In 1780, Governor Juan Bautista de Anza passed here while searching for a trade route between Santa Fe and the mines of Sonora, Mexico. Deming, named for Mary Anne Deming, was founded in 1881 when the Santa Fe and Southern Pacific Railroads were . . . — Map (db m38212) HM
New Mexico (Luna County), Deming — Deming Armory
Built in 1916 in reaction to border conflicts arising out of the Mexican Revolution Site No. 584 A Register Cultural Property State of New Mexico — Map (db m38299) HM
New Mexico (Luna County), Deming — First Road to Southern California
Here crossed the first road to Southern California opened for wagons by Capt. Cooke, who passed here in command of the Mormon Battalion, Nov. 1846 – later it became the California Emigrant Road – from 1858-1861, the route of the . . . — Map (db m38302) HM
New Mexico (Luna County), Deming — Lest We Forget
Jan. 1941 – The New Mexico National Guard was inducted into federal service. They were trained at Ft. Bliss and became the 200th Coast Artillery (AA). Sept. 1941 – The 200th Coast Artillery (AA) was sent to the Philippines. . . . — Map (db m38300) HM
New Mexico (Luna County), Deming — Mary Ann Deming CrockerNamesake of Deming — (1829-1889)
This is a two-sided marker Front Side: 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 . . . — Map (db m121958) HM
New Mexico (Luna County), Deming — Pearl Harbor Memorial
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New Mexico (Luna County), Deming — Rockhound State Park
Located on the rugged slopes of the Florida Mountains, this is one of the most unusual parks in the nation. Here "rockhounds" are encouraged to take home samples (up to 15 pounds) of rocks and minerals. The park also offers camping and picnicking . . . — Map (db m72718) HM
New Mexico (Luna County), Deming — Seamon Field House
This Property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior. Built 1898. Also known as the Untied States Custom House. Site No. 1499 A Registered Cultural Property State . . . — Map (db m38298) HM

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