Historically Speaking

July 31, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

Above: A postcard showing Washington Avenue School in Roswell. Below: And old Model-T car drives down a section of Main Street in Roswell on this old postcard (Images courtesy of Janice Dunnahoo)...

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Da blues has got a hold of me … and I like it

July 31, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

Welcome to Jazz About Town! Monthly installments will be covering a wide variety of jazz related topics. We plan to keep you informed about the music’s colorful history, the lives of its important creators, composers and performers and information about...


Historically Speaking

July 23, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

A postcard tells a thousand words. These historic postcards are from the personal collection of a historical society volunteer. On the left is the old Elks Lodge building in Roswell and on the right is a view of South Main Street in the days of Model-T cars...


Billy-the-Kid country celebrates with three-day festival, food, performances and more

July 23, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

Submitted story and photo The community of Lincoln, perhaps better-known as Lincoln Historic Site, comes alive during the annual Old Lincoln Days, a three day-long celebration and historic re-creation of the frontier West. Bring your family and take a trip...


County fairs, country music a perfect match

July 23, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

A pair of boots and a microphone is about all anyone needs in these parts (Submitted Photo). County fairs and country music — staples of the hard-working folks who grow and raise America’s food. It’s no wonder that many of the most popular country music...


4-H & FFA Fair begins Monday

July 23, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

Some of the livestock entrants from last year’s 4-H & FFA Fair. Every night there will be something different at the annual 4-H & FFA Fair (File Photos).   For generations people have been saying that 4-H and FFA build character. Mike Pierce of...


Historically Speaking

July 16, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

Above: A tank parade in downtown Roswell. This photo was likely taken during World War II. Below: This photo of a sign at the Roswell Army Air Field was likely taken during the 1940s. The Enola Gay, the plane that dropped the first atomic bomb on Japan, was...


I ain’t afraid of no ghost!

July 16, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

Above: Don’t cross the streams! The new ghostbusters are Abby (Melissa McCarthy), Holtzmann (Kate McKinnon), Erin (Kristen Wiig) and Patty (Leslie Jones) in Columbia Pictures’ “Ghostbusters.” Below: Director Paul Feig and cinematographer Robert...


Downtown farmers’ market in full swing

July 16, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

Roswell’s annual farmers’ market had a great start on July 9 with more than 30 booths that offered anything from lavender, to vegetables to arts and crafts. The market takes place every Saturday morning from 7-11 a.m. on the Chaves County Courthouse lawn...


From White Oaks to World War I

July 9, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

Left: Kenneth Robert Watson as a young man just before he was drafted in 1917. Right: Watson as a child (Story and photos submitted by the Historical Society for Southeast New Mexico). The brief life of Kenneth Robert Watson, nephew of Sara Lund...