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

Roswell and the New Deal

 
 
Roswell and the New Deal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 7, 2017
1. Roswell and the New Deal Marker
Inscription. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt implemented the “New Deal,” a plan for ending the Great Depression. His economic program was was based on relief, recovery, and reform and included the introduction of the Works Progress Administration (WPA). The WPA was created in hopes of returning the unemployed to the workforce, creating construction jobs, and securing work for artists, writers, and musicians. The WPA completed construction of Roswell City Hall in 1938. Through Roosevelt's initiative, the WPA undertook many projects in and around Roswell for the betterment of the community.
 
Erected by Funding support provided by Lawrence C. Harris, the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs, and the 2012 Centennial Committee.
 
Location. 33° 23.845′ N, 104° 31.458′ W. Marker is in Roswell, New Mexico, in Chaves County. Marker is on North Richardson Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 425 North Richardson Avenue, Roswell NM 88201, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Simpson Chisum (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Continental Oil Company Station 1 (about 400 feet away);
Roswell and the New Deal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 7, 2017
2. Roswell and the New Deal Marker
Roswell's Military Institutes (about 400 feet away); Roswell Pioneer Plaza (about 400 feet away); Humble Beginnings (about 400 feet away); Roswell’s First General Store and Post Office (about 500 feet away); N.M. 200th Coast Artillery AA Regt. (about 500 feet away); Chaves County Veterans Memorial (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Roswell.
 
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Roswell City Hall image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 7, 2017
3. Roswell City Hall
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 16, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 56 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 16, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.
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