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Roswell, NM

CITY

Official Website:
http://www.roswell-nm.gov/

Chamber of Commerce:
http://www.roswellnm.org/

Population:
45293 (2000 census)

Founding Date:
1869 (founded), 20-Aug-1873 (post office), 1891 (city), 1893 (railroad station)

County:
Chaves County

County seat of Chaves County since 1889.

Site of a purported UFO crash in 1947, now milked for every tourist dollar.

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
New Mexico Military Institute
1891

MUSEUM

MuseumFounded
Roswell Museum and Art Center
1935

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
John Denver
Country Musician
31-Dec-1943 12-Oct-1997 Rocky Mountain High
J. Z. Knight
Paranormal
16-Mar-1946   Claims to channel Ramtha
Demi Moore
Actor
11-Nov-1962   Ghost
Joseph Skeen
Politician
30-Jun-1927 7-Dec-2003 Congressman from New Mexico, 1981-2003
Ken Zangara
Business
c. 1952   Albuquerque car dealer

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Robert O. Anderson
Business
13-Apr-1917 2-Dec-2007 CEO of ARCO, 1966-86
Andrew H. Burke
Politician
15-May-1850 17-Nov-1918 Governor of North Dakota, 1891-93
Joseph Skeen
Politician
30-Jun-1927 7-Dec-2003 Congressman from New Mexico, 1981-2003



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