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Roswells beginnings arent very complex at all in fact it was almost a coincidence that Roswell was even founded it was all in part to a couple of trading routes and a few ranchers But it grew into a prosperous town with the help of some different buildings and people Roswell has lots of history in just its simple or smaller things such as its parks and its first bank First National Bank which holds still in its vault a bag of half dollars and a safe originally brought to Roswell in 1889 Roswells beginnings did not start as most people thought as of late Roswell as most people dont know was first in 1581 only as a camp for an over night stay By the wealthy Spanish cavalier Don Antonio de Espejo who came from Mexico with a posse of 15 to find Friars Francisco Lopez and Juan de Santa Maria After finishing his primary mission which the found them dead Espejo did what he loved to do which was exploring Espejo explored a lot of New Mexico but as some of his men got sick so they headed home As they went down the Pecos River 300 Miles they camped at what is now Roswell Upon his return to Mexico He reported all that he saw and said that New Mexico was full of rich land and had great mineral wealth The first attempted to colonize NM by Mexico was in 1590-91 by Gasper Castano de Sosa and 170 other women children and men It ended with the arrest of Sosa for illegal entry Many years after the initial colonization of the territory of New Mexico trade routes were made two of which the G-L trail and the Chisum trail ran through what is present day Roswell and ended up helping settle it by many a Mexican and their familyThrough the trails use ranchers found it was a good natural supply and outfitting
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