Stuff and New Mexico
Little known fact
German POWs from Rommel’s famed Afrika Korps were housed in Roswell NM during the 1940s. They were used as farm labor and took part in upgrading the storm drainage system that the city uses even to this day. Some of the POWS used the native stone to make this Iron Cross in one of the drainage canals just off of Main Street. It was immediately covered over in concrete by angry towns’ folk, and then rediscovered many years later. The site is now part of a city memorial commemorating the German POWs. A piece of the Berlin Wall is also located at the site, sent by the citizens of Berlin. 

Stuff and New Mexico

Little known fact

German POWs from Rommel’s famed Afrika Korps were housed in Roswell NM during the 1940s. They were used as farm labor and took part in upgrading the storm drainage system that the city uses even to this day. Some of the POWS used the native stone to make this Iron Cross in one of the drainage canals just off of Main Street. It was immediately covered over in concrete by angry towns’ folk, and then rediscovered many years later. The site is now part of a city memorial commemorating the German POWs. A piece of the Berlin Wall is also located at the site, sent by the citizens of Berlin.