When the Great Depression hit in 1931, oil prices dropped and the population fell to only about 3,000.
However, a few years later activity picked up in the oilfields and the population climbed to about 14,000 in 1940.
A refinery was built in the following year and in 1929 the town of Hobbs was officially incorporated.
At the peak of this oil boom, over 12,000 people lived in Hobbs.
Carlsbad is located in the Chihuahuan Desert on the beautiful Pecos River at an elevation of 3,295 feet.
The city, with its tree-lined streets, numerous public parks and recreation areas, including the municipal beach and greenway along Lake Carlsbad; originated as an oasis - "The Pearl on the Pecos." Carlsbad Caverns National Park is located eighteen miles southwest of the city, with Guadalupe Mountains National Park lying forty miles further southwest across the Texas border.
His works, once dedicated to the ever-changing landscape and ancient American symbols and imagery, now reflect the majesty, grace and hope intrinsic to Nature’s praise forms.
Carlsbad is a city in and the county seat of Eddy County, New Mexico.
The Ruidoso area claims two of New Mexico 's finest casinos; Inn of the Mountain Gods and Billy the Kid Casino.
The Spencer Theater for the Performing Arts is a world class performance hall.
The Ruidoso Downs Race Track is home to the richest quarter horse race in the world; the All American Futurity.
Ski Apache is the perfect ski resort for both beginning and advanced skiers and Ski Apache is New Mexico's premiere ski and snowboard resort.