HISTORY IN BRONZE

Downtown Artesia boasts one of the best collections of  bronze sculptures in the region.  Each sculpture depicts and celebrates the rich tradition and values that make up our history. Additional information can be found on the plaques surround each statue location. Scroll down and click on a photo of a piece you are interested in learning more about.

 

CATTLE DRIVE SERIES

 

Designed to represent and honor the ranching industry in southeastern New Mexico that began in the late 1800s and was significant to the development of Artesia.  The three sculptures feature personalities common in the Pecos Valley during the Cattle Drive era and depict an action that may have been typical in the Southwest.

 
THE
TRAIL BOSS
 
THE
RUSTLER
 
THE
VAQUERO
 
SALLIE
CHISUM
 
THE
DERRICK FLOOR
 
THE
PARTNERS
 
PIONEERING ENDURANCE
 
WOMEN’S INTUITION
 
THE FOUNDATION
 

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