360° VR Panoramas of Southern New Mexico
The Bootheel and the Border Route
Near the Mexican border south of Lordsburg and Deming, New Mexico

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Continental Divide near Animas in southern New Mexico

Continental Divide near Animas in southern New Mexico

The sign says "Continental Divide, elevation 4520 feet". But in actuality the divide here is between two closed basins, the Animas Valley to the west and the Playas Valley to the east.

Border Route across the Bootheel, New Mexico

Date photographed: April 14, 2015
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El Paso and Southwestern Railroad route

El Paso and Southwestern Railroad route

The El Paso Sotuhwestern primarily served the copper mines of southern Arizona. It was used by the Phelps-Doge Corporation to deport 1300 striking miners from the Bisbee copper mines. The kidnapped strikers were released at Tres Hermanas, near here.

Border Route across the Bootheel, New Mexico

Date photographed: April 14, 2015
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Continental Divide Trail

Continental Divide Trail

The Continental Divide trail starts at the Mexican border near here and ends on the Canadian border.

Border Route across the Bootheel, New Mexico

Date photographed: April 14, 2015
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Railroad route across the Bootheel

Railroad route across the Bootheel

The roadbed of the El Paso and Southwestern Railroad is clearly visible west of Columbus, New Mexico.

Border Route across the Bootheel, New Mexico

Date photographed: April 14, 2015
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