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Roswell is a city in the southeastern region of the state of New Mexico, United States of America. It has attained a quirky sort of fame/notoriety as the result of an alleged UFO crash(!) in 1947.

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  1. The city was founded in 1869 when a professional gambler named Van C. Smith established a store on the cattle trail, and named the town Roswell after his father.
  2. Extraterrestrial beings have been described in multiple scenarios over Roswell’s history.
  3. Roswell is featured in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater video game.
  4. Roswell hosted the record-breaking skydive by Felix Baumgartner on October 14, 2012.
  5. Roswell was featured in an episode of Monsters and Mysteries in America as the site of the Lechuza's attacks on children.

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