The rural town of Lake Arthur does not sit on the edge of a vast body of water on the Permian Basin. Named after a rancher, Arthur Russell, Lake Arthur is probably best known for its 1977 episode of Jesus On A Tortilla.
“In October of 1977, Maria Rubio was rolling up a burrito for her husband Eduardo’s breakfast, when she noticed a thumb-sized configuration of skillet burns on the tortilla that resembled the face of Jesus. Needless to say, Eduardo went hungry that meal as Maria told family and neighbors of the miraculous event. It happened in the small town of Lake Arthur, New Mexico, 40 minutes south of Roswell. “( Roadside America )
So as you drive along Route 2 in Chavez county be sure to plan a stop in Lake Arthur to see the Shrine of Miracle Tortilla. It’s there and you will need to pay attention for there are no mighty bill boards along the highway pointing you to this grand discovery.