Carlotta Thompkins Thurmond

Carlotta Thompkins Thurmond (HM2AGB)

Location: Deming, NM 88030 Luna County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 29.717', W 107° 58.75'

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“Lottie Deno”

—(1844-1934) —

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Immortalized in literature and film, Kentucky native Carlotta Thurmond was the inspiration for Miss Kitty on television's "Gunsmoke." Having toured Europe's best gambling houses as a child with her father, in Texas she called herself "Lottie Deno," a play on "lotta dinero." Fellow gamblers said she had ice water in her veins, yet when she moved to Kingston, New Mexico, she left many belongings for the needy. She gave up gambling upon moving in 1882 from Silver City to Deming where she co-founded St. Luke's Episcopal Church.

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New Mexico Historic Women Marker Initiative

The New Mexico Historic Women Marker Initiative was founded in 2005 by members of the New Mexico Women's Forum in a statewide effort to recognize women's contributions to New Mexico history on the state's Official Scenic Historic Markers. The Initiative ensures that women's diverse histories will be remembered and told, and will inspire and provide a guide for future generations. The 2006 Legislature funded the project.
Placed ByNew Mexico Historic Preservation Division
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Date Added Thursday, August 16th, 2018 at 5:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13S E 220071 N 3599248
Decimal Degrees32.49528333, -107.97916667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 29.717', W 107° 58.75'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 29' 43.02" N, 107° 58' 45" W
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Area Code(s)505
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 16480 Wells Fargo Dr, Deming NM 88030, US
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