Louis Dills Chaves County, New Mexico

The name of Lucius Dills is one well known throughout this section of the southwest territory, for here he has passed many years of his life and is now filling the important office of city engineer. In 1885 he arrived in New Mexico, and for one year thereafter practiced law at Lincoln, after which he came to Roswell and turned his attention to agricultural pursuits, thus continuing for three years. In 1891, in connection with J. D. Lea, he established the Roswell Record, a weekly newspaper, which he conducted until December, 1898, when he took up the work of a civil engineer. Since entering upon this occupation Mr. Dills has done much surveying for sidewalk work, having surveyed about twelve miles of cement walk, and he has also done much levee work on the Rio Hondo for flood protection.

Two years ago he was made the city engineer of Roswell, and in this position he has acquitted himself with credit.

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Source: History of New Mexico, Its Resources and People, Volume II, Pacific States Publishing Co., 1907.

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