Tucson, AZ to Lordsburg, NM

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Lordsburg, New Mexico

 Day 1: Tucson, Arizona to Lordsburg, New Mexico ( 152 miles)

Lordsburg in New Mexico was our first stop after a 2 hours drive, Bathroom and coffee break. We stopped at the McDonald's right off of I-10. Nice place for a break from Tucson if you are headed to Las Cruces. Located in Hidalgo County, New Mexico, the town has a population of a little over 3,300 residents. It has an impressive history: In the Japanese-American Internment camp operated by the United States Army during World War II, Lordsburg held almost 1,500 Japanese-Americans. On July 27, 1942, shortly after the Lordsburg Internment Camp was opened, Private First Class Clarence Burleson, a sentry at the facility, allegedly shot two Japanese American internees under questionable circumstances. One of the victims, Hirota Isomura, apparently died instantly. The other, Toshiro Kobata, died before dawn. After a military investigation and court-martial, Burleson was found to have lawfully killed the two men. The camp operated until July 1943.The camp at Lordsburg also held captured German and Italian soldiers (Wikipedia.org).

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Lordsburg, New Mexico
Lordsburg, New Mexico
McDonalds off of I-10 in Lordsburg
McDonalds off of I-10 in Lordsburg
Leaving Lordsburg as the sun sets
Leaving Lordsburg as the sun sets
Leaving Lordsburg as the sun sets
Leaving Lordsburg as the sun sets
The Sunset in Lordsburg
The Sunset in Lordsburg
The Sunset in Lordsburg
The Sunset in Lordsburg
The Sunset in Lordsburg
The Sunset in Lordsburg
The Sunset in Lordsburg
The Sunset in Lordsburg
Lordsburg
photo by: Africancrab