The niece of famed cattleman John Chisum, Sallie Chisum settled in Artesia in 1890, where her ambition and fierce independence led her into many endeavors. Her accomplishments as an entrepreneur, developer and businesswoman led her to be known posthumously as the First Lady of Artesia.    The monument, created by Robert Summers, was unveiled and dedicated to the spirit of the pioneer woman in July 2003.


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510 W. Main Street | Artesia, NM 88210

Mailing Address: PO Box 1635, Artesia, NM 88211

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As a Main Street America™ Accredited program, Artesia MainStreet is a recognized leading program among the national network of more than 1,200 neighborhoods and communities who share both a commitment to creating high-quality places and to building stronger communities through preservation-based economic development. All Main Street America™ Accredited programs meet a set of National Accreditation Standards of Performance as outlined by the National Main Street Center.