on the shopping link above.
OOPS! No drive in service
|To continue to provide our high
quality gifts, flowers, information, and services at reasonable and fair prices.
|Roy's was established in August 1978 in the historic "Dr.
Paden's Drug Store building located at 1200 Avenue E, Carrizozo, New Mexico. the
historical drug store was built between 1906 and 1910. Dr. Paden moved to Carrizozo
in 1906 from the gold mining town of White Oaks, New Mexico, after being hired by
the railroad as their railroad physician and surgeon. All the usual soda fountain
facilities were installed and this was one of the busiest places in the fast growing town
of Carrizozo. Dr. Paden also opened a hospital on the second story of this
building and there are many people around today who remember him as their personal
|Dr. Paden sold the store in 1934 to "Red"
Eaker who operated the pharmacy and soda fountain for many years.
"Red" replaced the original soda fountain with a brand new top of the line
"liquid carbonic" fountain in 1934 or 1935, and it is still in use
today. The fountain has a green marble counter top and the front marble is a light
tan color with various patterns throughout.
|Roy's Soda Fountain Click on
photo for larger picture!
|The store was sold two other times during its history and in 1978
Roy Dow moved his gift and novelty business from its original location
"just down the street" into the beautiful red brick building on the corner, with
the antique wall fixtures and the soda fountain. It was a "dream come
true" to operate an old fashioned ice cream parlor. Roy Dow spent
many hours on the other side of the fountain when he was growing up here and now it was
going to be all his--if he could just make ends meet. It is now over 25 years later
and he is still at it so he must be doing something right!
front window...click on photo for large picture!
|All the old fashioned soda fountain treats are offered and
enjoyed by the locals people and the traveling public. This has become a
"favorite" stop for many of the tourists traveling down this historic highway 54
heading north or south. Many go out of their way to stop here and have one of
Roy's milk shakes, malts, sundaes, banana splits, fountain cokes, and real old
fashioned ice cream soda or an ice cream cone!
|If you will print out this page and bring it with you when
you come through Carrizozo, New Mexico on Highway 54, you will receive an ice cream cone
just for your effort!
is also one of the favorite places to buy New Mexico lottery Power Ball
tickets; Roadrunner Cash, and instant scratchers too! Everyday the "After
Five" Crowd comes in and has a nice relaxing visit over a good cup of coffee and
a real good "scratching" time before they head home. They know their
"contribution" is helping the education and school system in the great state of
|They really enjoy playing
the "Coca-Cola" jukebox. It is a real collector's item!
Roy's Coca-Cola Jukebox Click on photo for larger picture!
|All in all, Roy's is one of the best places to stop in Carrizozo for
a glimpse of the past and an "Old Fashioned" friendly visit...
|"A STOP IN TIME WHERE CARRIZOZO HISTORY LIVES"
||1200 Ave. E
Carrizozo, NM 88301
- Webmaster: FtroopGary@aim.com
| || || || || || || || || people have visited this site
Same place since 1905. We really enjoyed the vintage soda fountain
and great service from Roy. Best banana split, strawberry shake, and chocolate ice cream cone ever.
Thanks for the advice on my own soda fountain.
Dick & Leah Bray Comments
We enjoyed our visit to your great Town of Carrizozo. Our visits to Roy's Soda Fountain
were the greatest, where else can you step back in time & enjoy great malt shakes
& old fashioned ice cream sodas & enjoy hearing the local history as only Roy can tell it.
Please say Hi to Johnson & Jack from the Valley of Fires B.L.M. Park when you see them.
Thanks for a great visit.
Saundra Lockwood's Comments
My father was raised in Carrizozo. In fact I have aunts and uncles that still live there.
Although I live in California, I never forget the way I felt as a child being in New Mexico
for visits. My dad's name was David "Andy" Sanchez. You probably know who he is. I havn't been
to Carrizozo since 1988, but I did go to Roy's gift shop every time we went to New Mexico.
Anthony and Fabienne's Comments
Roy has the best cherry limes, banana splits and milk shakes in the world!
We have not been able to find better ones anywhere in the world yet.
It's always a great pleasure to step back in time and enjoy Roy's wonderful treats!
Marilyn Link's Comments
I really enjoyed my visit on August 21, It was a real treat to get
an Old Fashioned Vinilla Soda at 9AM in the morning.
We told all of our friends in Artesia about your wonderful establishment.
Thank you for being there and bringing back wonderful memories. Marilyn Link