Treasures of History IV: Historical Events of Chaves County, New Mexicoby Elvis Fleming
From the days of the Cattle Kingdom, to the sheriffs who rode out after such outlaws as George Musgrave and Black Jack Ketchum, to the rocket experiments of Dr. Robert H. Goddard, TREASURES OF HISTORY IV: Historical Events of Chaves County, New Mexico relates many exciting episodes in the history of Roswell, Chaves County, and Southeast New Mexico. This is the fourth book in the Treasures of History series and the third volume consisting mostly of stories that had their origins as feature stories in the Roswell Daily Record of Vision Magazine.
Some chapters deal with famous characters who had connections with Roswell, such as Frank Chisum, the former slave who became a cattleman; George Causey, the famous buffalo hunter; Charles Lindbergh, the aviation hero; Wild West Show performer Uncle Kit Carson; and Milt Mabie of "Louise Massey and the Westerners" music group. Two early doctors and three sheriffs are chronicle. Two outstanding women--Amelia Church and Annie Laurie Snorf--are featured. Other interesting and important events are recorded in the book's 26 chapers.
Although each chapter is a story unto itself, they are arranged in chronological order to place them in the appropriate period in the history of Roswell and Chaves County.
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