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Carlsbad originally had the same name as the county for which it is the seat--Eddy. In 1888, a group of the settlement\'s organizers and promoters gathered at a ford on the Pecos River called Loving Bend. There Lillian Green, a daughter of one of the promoters broke a bottle of champagne and named the town for John A. and Charles B. Eddy, brothers who held large ranch interests in the area and promoted railroad development.