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Roswell is a city in the state of New Mexico, and it is the central location of all incarnations of the Roswell series.

History

In 1947, a UFO crashed in Roswell, leading the town of Roswell to be a tourist trap for alien conspiracy theorists. This has led to businesses such as the Crashdown Cafe and the UFO Museum to cater to tourists. The local air force is aware of the existence of aliens and has been covering this up as they hunt for them.

Overview

While Roswell is the setting for all of the Roswell incarnations, there are some differences between each incarnation. For instance, all of the names for the town's high school are different. The history of Roswell is generally the same for each incarnation with the 1947 UFO Crash kickstarting the events of each series.

Roswell High

Locations in and around Roswell, New Mexico in the Roswell High book series:

  • Crashdown Cafe
  • Ulysses F. Olsen High, the high school attended by Liz and most of the main characters
  • UFO museum, owned by Ray Iburg, Max starts working there[1][2]
  • Flying Pepperoni, a pizza place[3]
  • UFOnics, a dance club, it has a "bright orange neon sign, with its spaceship crashing over and over"[4][5]
  • Space Supplies, a convenience store where Michael works, owned by Kristen Pettit[6]
  • Rings of Saturn, a restaurant[7]
  • The mall, includes various stores such as a Macy's and a shoe store called A Walk on the Moon[8]
  • Lake Lee, a bottomless lake[9]
  • Bitter Lakes, a bird sanctuary, about a twenty minute drive from the school[10]
  • Moe's, a bar frequented by retired military, it doesn't have an alien theme[11]
  • Weather Balloon, a bar, it has a neon sign of a weather balloon and a green alien firing a ray gun.[12] The waitresses wear tight T-shirts with the large double Os in Balloon positioned over their busts.[13]
  • Black Hole Putt-Putt Golf Course[14]

The alien pods are hidden in a cave outside of town.

The main law enforcement is the Chaves County Sheriff's Department, represented by Sheriff Valenti.

The organization in Roswell looking for aliens is called "Project Clean Slate".

Roswell (1999)

Locations in and around Roswell, New Mexico in the 1999 Roswell television series:

The main law enforcement is the Roswell Sheriff's Department, represented by Sheriff Jim Valenti.

Roswell, New Mexico (2019)

Main article: Roswell (location)/2019

Recurring locations from other versions of the series:

The alien pods are hidden in the turquoise mines outside of town.

The main law enforcement is the Chaves County Sheriff's Department, where Sheriff Valenti, Deputy Sheriff Max Evans, and Deputy Sheriff Jenna Cameron all work.

The organization in Roswell looking for aliens is called "Project Shepherd", which is previously part of the local air force.

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References

  1. The Outsider, chapter 11, Maria and Alex visit.
  2. The Wild One, chapter 2, Max says: "And Ray Iburg, that guy who owns the UFO museum, called. I got the job."
  3. The Seeker, chapter 1.
  4. The Seeker, chapter 6.
  5. The Seeker, chapter 8.
  6. The Wild One, chapter 2.
  7. The Seeker, chapter 3.
  8. The Dark One
  9. The Outsider, chapter 16.
  10. The Outsider, chapter 9.
  11. Book 4, The Watcher, chapter 12.
  12. Book 4, The Watcher, chapter 12: Isabel pulled the Jeep into the Weather Balloon’s parking lot. The neon sign cast a rainbow of colors over the asphalt—the blue of the balloon, the green of the little alien who kept peeking out from behind it, the red of the alien’s ray gun.
  13. Book 4, The Watcher, chapter 12: "A waitress in a tight Weather Balloons T-shirt hurried up to her table. The double Os in Balloon were extra big—and positioned right over her chest."
  14. Book 10, The Salvation, chapter 11.
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