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Historical Markers in Deming, New Mexico
Deming is in Luna County
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|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|
|This is a two-sided marker
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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|This is a two-sided marker
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|
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|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|
|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|