Deming's dangerous past

Deming's dangerous past

There are 7 comments on the The Deming Headlight story from Mar 20, 2011, titled Deming's dangerous past. In it, The Deming Headlight reports that:

Historian and author Bob Alexander captivated an audience at the Deming-Luna-Mimbres Museum during his tales of a lawless Southwestern New Mexico territory.

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Albuquerque, NM

#1 Mar 21, 2011
I wish some drinking, gambling, and some all-around lawlessness would make a comeback in Deming.

United States

#2 Mar 21, 2011
Tommy Rot

United States

#3 Mar 21, 2011
At least, back then, Deming had a future.
not guilty

Cochise, AZ

#4 Mar 21, 2011
'twas more out in the open then, instead of quietly hidden behind the doors of city hall and county court house.

Albuquerque, NM

#5 Mar 22, 2011
Most of the 'stories' of Deming's past are just that--Stories, born in the minds of journalists, who embellished their writings to the point of bneing absurd, like Michael Moore does today. They are both entertaning and profitable, but have no basis in reality.

Both of my Grandparents lived in Deming around the turn of the century, so I was blessed with actual stories of Deming's real past, where armed people were far more pleasent of each other than they are today.

For 'real' stories of this area, read James McKenna's "Stories of the Black Range", available in the library.
Just sayin

Las Cruces, NM

#6 Mar 22, 2011
Who said Demings' lawlessness is a thing of thing past?
Just sayin

Las Cruces, NM

#7 Mar 22, 2011
Who said Demings' lawlessness is a thing of the past?

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