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    TWO AMAZING WALTON VIEWS OF ROSWELL DURING THE 1904 PECOS FLOOD. New Mexico photographer William R. Walton happened to be on hand in Roswell when the mighty Pecos overran her banks and flooded the Pecos Valley in late September, 1904. Newspaper reports of the time noted: "...reports from Roswell [stated] that the streets were from 4 to 6 feet under water, that the cellars were full and the water had risen to a height of one to two feet in the stores and residences, resulting in a loss of thousands of dollars..." These 8" x 6" photographs bear witness to that historic event. Both depict Main Street; one taken at street level, the other from a rooftop. Townsfolk on horseback and on foot wade through the streets waiting for the waters to recede. Great signage on storefronts! Both images are in fine condition, although the 12" x 10" mat boards to which they are affixed show significant damage at several corners.

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    November, 2007
    10th Saturday
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