"C.B. EDDY HOUSE, first substantial dwelling in this area. Built before 1890 as headquarters for extensive ranch. Mr. Eddy's vision resulted in the establishment of Carlsbad, the irrigation system and the railroad."
Charles found this old hive on the grounds.
Although it seemed a bit out of place, this giant, metal roadrunner statue was kind of cool. Up the hill in the distance you can see the Carlsbad (aka Pecos) flume, made of solid concrete in 1902 for a cost of $65,000 (after a flood destroyed the original, wooden structure.) Pat Garrett (who had a ranch in Roswell,) also had a part in its creation. According to Ripley's Believe it or Not, the flume made the Pecos the only river in the world that crosses itself.
Col. Eddy and the establishment of Carlsbad
The Carlsbad Flume
Next; Our unanimously favorite stop on the trip, Carlsbad Caverns National Park