Legendary Locals of Roswell, New Mexico

Overview


Roswell is perhaps most famous for its alleged intergalactic visitors that may or may not have crashed here via flying saucer in 1947. However, some very real famous people have traversed and lived in Roswell, including singer John Denver and actress Demi Moore. During the turbulent Wild West days, Roswell was the stomping grounds of cattle baron John Chisum, sheriff Pat Garrett, and even his arch-nemesis, Billy the Kid. Among others to call Roswell home were Robert H. Goddard, the father of modern rocketry; ...
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Overview


Roswell is perhaps most famous for its alleged intergalactic visitors that may or may not have crashed here via flying saucer in 1947. However, some very real famous people have traversed and lived in Roswell, including singer John Denver and actress Demi Moore. During the turbulent Wild West days, Roswell was the stomping grounds of cattle baron John Chisum, sheriff Pat Garrett, and even his arch-nemesis, Billy the Kid. Among others to call Roswell home were Robert H. Goddard, the father of modern rocketry; baseball player Joe Bauman, who hit 72 home runs in one season; pro-golfer Nancy Lopez; Western superstar Roy Rogers; rodeo champion Bob Crosby; and Dallas Cowboys quarterback Roger Staubach.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781467100144
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 6/4/2012
  • Series: Legendary Locals Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,456,007
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.31 (d)

Meet the Author


This book explores these celebrities and the many unsung local legends and heroes of Roswell through the vast photograph archives of the Historical Society for Southeast New Mexico, as well as private collections. John LeMay is a lifelong Roswell native and author of such books as Roswell, USA and The Real Cowboys and Aliens: UFO Encounters of the Old West, in addition to three titles in Arcadia's Images of America series. Roger K. Burnett is a native New Mexican and longtime Roswell resident, a retired educator, and the administrative director for the Historical Society for Southeast New Mexico. He was a recipient of the Edgar Hewett Award from the Historical Society of New Mexico for outstanding service to the public in 2005.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Introduction 7

Chapter 1 Western Giants: Cattle Barons, Lawmen, Gunslingers, and Outlaws 9

Chapter 2 Pioneers: Patriarchs, Farmers, and First Settlers 27

Chapter 3 Superstars: Athletes, Actors, Artists, Inventors, Musicians, and Writers 49

Chapter 4 Hometown Heroes: Soldiers, Businessmen, and Philanthropists 93

Bibliography 125

Index 126

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