facts about the City of Carlsbad
as Carlsbad was originally known was named for two local ranchers John
and Charles Eddy.
1898, the town's name was changed to Carlsbad after Karlsbad, Bohemia
whose pure mineral water was rivaled by that of a spring northwest of
receives a mere 12.4" of rain a year.
is 28 miles from the caverns.
mines and alfalfa are important industries in Carlsbad . New Mexico produces
more potash than any other state. Potash is primarily used in the making