NM-012 Artesia

Marker text: ARTESIA
Population 10,385 - Elevation 3,350

Artesia, named for the area's many artesian wells, lies on the route of the Pecos Valley cattle trails used by Charles Goodnight, Oliver Loving, and John S. Chisum. The town, established in 1903, is located in what was once part of Chisum's vast cattle empire.

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