Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Roswell and Artesia

From Roswell we drove down south  about 30 miles to the village of Artesia.  A big oil and gas area, it was interesting to see a refinery right near downtown and we enjoyed a nice walk around checking out several beautiful bronze sculptures which helped depict the areas colorful history:

Back in Roswell we visited Roswell Museum and Art Center, well worth seeing!

 On a walk about town, we came across the following interesting bit of history:
note the iron cross in the canal wall and read about it below

the Chavez county courthouse, pretty building

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