Welcome to Deming
Founded in 1881 as a railway junction, Deming stands in New Mexico’s least populous quadrant, surrounded by cotton fields (!) on the northern edge of the Chihuahuan Desert (the water comes from the Mimbres River, underground). With a sprawling local history museum, a winery, a quirky Old West steakhouse and inexpensive lodging, but not much else, Deming is more of a stopover on the interstate rather than an actual destination in itself. But we would like to give a nod to the darn nice locals.