Deming Luna Mimbres Museum and Custom House
301 South Silver Deming, New Mexico 88030
World War I – A major training base (Camp Cody) was located at the northwest corner of the city. National Guard troops from Minnesota, the Dakotas, and Nebraska trained here prior to shipment to France. A number of uniforms and other equipment are shown in the wall cases as well as photographs of the camp.
OPEN HOURS – Mon-Sat 9am-4pm; Sun 1:30-4pm
MISCELLANEOUS – Admission : There is no admission charge, but contributions are much appreciated.
The El Paso and Southwestern railroads announced that they would sell one-way tickets at one-third of the regular rate and round-trip tickets at two-thirds of the usual rates for the Camp Cody soldiers on furlough and in uniform. – Deming Headlight Newspaper.
The Deming Headlight back in 1918 reported that Invitations were sent out by the members of the Quartermaster Corps at Camp Cody for a dance that was held on Thursday, June 13th at the Deming armory. This dance was one of the largest social events of the season in Deming, New Mexico.
This was the second dance given by the Q.M. corps and was a success with the local ladies. Intermingled with the dancing program was several vaudeville acts of a striking nature.