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Best known as the site of an alleged flying saucer crash in 1947 and the "Roswell Incident," Roswell began as a humble trading post in the late 1860s along the Goodnight-Loving Cattle Trail and eventually grew into a metropolis of southeastern New Mexico. Once a cow town and home to famous Western figures such as John Chisum, Pat Garrett, and Capt. Joseph C. Lea, Roswell is also the birthplace of the New Mexico Military Institute, the testing grounds for Robert H. Goddard's rockets in the 1930s, and the site of the Roswell Army Airfield and a German POW camp in the 1940s. Today Roswell is a popular tourist destination and home to more than 50,000 residents.
ISBN: 9780738558547
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: New Mexico
Series: Images of America
Images: 201
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
For this volume, local author John LeMay has gathered more than 200 images from the archives of the Historical Society for Southeast New Mexico, the Roswell Museum and Art Center, and the private collections of several prominent ufologists to tell the unique story of Roswell's establishment, growth, and the men and women who have called it home. From horse-and-carriage days to the modern era, from cowboys to UFOs, this fascinating retrospective celebrates it all.
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