New Rockford Transcript - Official Newspaper of Eddy County since 1883

Archival Anecdotes: Traveling through Time

 

June 28, 2021

This week's featured artifact is a photograph of Edgar and Joyce Mattson driving in the New Rockford Parade on July 4, 1957.

Edgar and Joyce, the original owners of the 1903 Orient Buckboard, made the claim that their car was the first gasoline-powered vehicle in Eddy County.

Even in 1957, it must have been mind boggling to think that these were the cars of yesteryear. The scene was enough to c...



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