Roswell is a city in southeastern New Mexico, United States.
The first settlers in the area came from Missouri in 1865, but were forced to leave due to the lack of water. Van Smith, a businessman from Omaha, Nebraska and his partner built the first two buildings in 1869. These two buildings house a post office, a shop and a place for guests to rest and sleep. His father’s name was Roswell Smith and he named the town after his father’s first name.
The city gained world fame in connection with the “Roswell Incident” of 1947, one of the most famous incidents, considered as the detection of unidentified flying objects (UFOs).
Access : Coordinates: 33.387222, -104.528056 / Roswell is a city in the southeastern region of the state of New Mexico, United States of America
- Roswell’s name is also associated with claims of a UFO crash in 1947 near the city of Corona, located 120 km north.
- There are many extraterrestrial-related souvenir shops in downtown Roswell. Several national commercial signs such as McDonald’s and Walmart have an alien theme.
- UFO Festival. Every year in early July, there is a UFO Festival to commemorate the 1947 Roswell U.F.O. crash .One of the most famous incidents.
- Top sights in Roswell, New Mexico : The International UFO Museum / research center specializing in flying saucers, UFOs and extraterrestrials located on the main avenue. / The White family home, built in 1912, is now a museum. / The Chaves County courthouse / Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art / Bottomless Lakes State Park / Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge /
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