Lordsburg, Hachita, Steins, and Shakespeare — quiet desert beauty

Desert outside Lordsburg. Photo by Carla DeMarco. The rugged Old West town known as Lordsburg is located in Southwest New Mexico’s bootheel by Interstate 10, 24 miles east of the Arizona border. The Lordsburg of today is a quiet community compared to its earlier shoot-em-up days. Life was lively and sometimes perilous around 1880 when the Santa Fe Railroad was constructed and Lordsburg was founded. Before Lordsburg had a name, railroad freight handlers needed a way to label merchandise destined […] Read more »