. . . a passer's by town along the highway: Deming

Deming Travel Blog

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This is but a passer's by type town with as many houses as one, two and three . . . we went past Deming on our way in and out of New Mexico. We did not stop in Deming I just shot a few photos from the window of our convertible transport, I later went to Google and searched information on it and this is what I found on Wikipedia:

The city, founded in 1881 and incorporated in 1902, was an important port of entry on the US-Mexican border until the Gadsden purchase of 1853. A nickname was given to the city at the time of its founding, "New Chicago". It was expected that with the surge of railroad usage, that the city would grow drastically and resemble Chicago, Illinois.

Deming is named after Mary Ann Deming Crocker, wife of Charles crocker, one of the big four of the railroad industry.

The Silver Spike was driven here in 1881 to commemorate the meeting of the Southern pacific with the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe railroads. This was the second trans continental railroad to be completed in the United States.

We have stopped here on the inbound and outbound on several trips to Texas. Each time we have made it to the McDonalds and refueled the vehicle. There has not been much to see or reason to stop for more than a few minutes there.

 “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” Mark Twain.  

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Deming
photo by: furiousfowl