By Steve Kovacs (Introduction by Chuck Gibson)

LOVELAND, OH (February 9, 2022) – In Issue 2022-027 of Steve Kovacs Fun with Maps, we celebrate forging a good relationship with unknown cultures from another planet.  


Yesterday was Extraterrestrial Culture Day – at least if you live in New Mexico.

And yesterday was an easy thing to say if you are from another planet.

The holiday was created in 2003 to “celebrate all past, present, and future extraterrestrial visitors in ways to enhance relationships among all citizens of the cosmos.”

Alien life has contributed to American culture through literature and movies, and nowhere has it been a part of tourism like Roswell, New Mexico.

Roswell, New Mexico has over 20 sites in connection with the famous 1947 UFO landing that can be visited today.

While Area 51 in Nevada may hold more scientific evidence, visitors are not allowed there, so it seems like a trip to Roswell is a must for the true believers.

Rand McNally’s map of New Mexico from 1911 did not anticipate a crash in Roswell

Map of New Mexico – 1911 (Credit Steve Kovacs)

Steve Kovacs and his wife Theresa reside in Loveland, Ohio where they raised their two children. He is a passionate collector of antique maps.

Visit his antique map boutique world-on-paper online. Watch for his daily feature Steve Kovacs: Antique Maps & Fun Facts here on Loveland Beacon.