“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Deming, New Mexico

Clickable Map of Luna County, New Mexico and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Luna County, NM (23) Doña Ana County, NM (57) Grant County, NM (40) Hidalgo County, NM (15) Sierra County, NM (16)  LunaCounty(23) Luna County (23)  DoñaAnaCounty(57) Doña Ana County (57)  GrantCounty(40) Grant County (40)  HidalgoCounty(15) Hidalgo County (15)  SierraCounty(16) Sierra County (16)
Deming is the county seat for Luna County
Deming is in Luna County
      Luna County (23)  
      Doña Ana County (57)  
      Grant County (40)  
      Hidalgo County (15)  
      Sierra County (16)  
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1New 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, 2012Map (db m121960) HM
2New 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
3New 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
4New 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
5New 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
6New 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 MexicoMap (db m38299) HM
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7New Mexico (Luna County), Deming — 42 — Deming Main U.S. Post Office
Built circa 1930. Building and mural were Works Projects Administration (WPA) projects. Site no. 42 A Registered Cultural Property State of New MexicoMap (db m196741) HM
8New 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
9New 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
10New 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
11New Mexico (Luna County), Deming — Pearl Harbor Memorial
. . . Map (db m38301) HM
12New 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
13New 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 United States Custom House. Site No. 1499 A Registered Cultural Property State . . . Map (db m38298) HM
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Sep. 28, 2022