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Roswell in Chaves County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Roswell's Military Institutes

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, June 7, 2017
1. Roswell's Military Institutes Marker
Inscription. Joseph C. Lea enrolled his son Wildy in Fort Worth University, a noted military school. Lea was so impressed with his son's education that he recruited the superintendent of the school, Colonel Robert S. Goss, to found a military institute in Roswell. The Goss Military Institute, which stood west of this site, opened in 1891 and operated until the end oldie academic year in 1894. The Institute featured a natatorium, drill ground, and modest orchard. Of the first thirty-eight cadets enrolled in the Institute, twenty were female and not subject to the same rigors of military discipline as the male cadets. Financial difficulties led to the Territorial government assuming authority for the Institute in 1893. The school's name was changed to New Mexico Military Institute, which was first located at 7th and Main Street during the academic year of 1894-1895. The Institute closed in the spring of 1895 and reopened in the fall of 1898 at its present location—the top of North Hill. Noted alumni of New Mexico. Military Institute include artist Peter Hurd, Pulitzer Prize winning author Paul Horgan, hotelier Conrad Hilton, Hall of Fame Dallas Cowboys quarterback Roger Staubach, and newsman Sam Donaldson.
 
Erected by Funding support provided by Lawrence C. Harris, the New Mexico Department of Cultural
Roswell's Military Institutes Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 7, 2017
2. Roswell's Military Institutes Marker
Affairs, and the 2012 Centennial Committee.
 
Location. 33° 23.847′ N, 104° 31.377′ W. Marker is in Roswell, New Mexico, in Chaves County. Marker is on North Main Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 426 North Main Street, Roswell NM 88201, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Continental Oil Company Station 1 (here, next to this marker); Roswell Pioneer Plaza (a few steps from this marker); Humble Beginnings (within shouting distance of this marker); N.M. 200th Coast Artillery AA Regt. (within shouting distance of this marker); Chaves County Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Chaves County Gulf War Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); John Simpson Chisum (within shouting distance of this marker); Chaves County Veterans War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Roswell.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 15, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 15, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 56 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 15, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.
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