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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...