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New Mexico – the Land of Enchantment

   
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New Mexico Printables
 

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New Mexico State Bird: Roadrunner

 

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New Mexico State Bird: Roadrunner

 
Top Five Facts
 

1. ) At over 7,000 feet in elevation, Santa Fe is the nation’s highest capital city. It is also the nation’s oldest capital city, founded in 1610.

2. ) The Microsoft Corporation was actually founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

3. ) In 1945, the world’s first detonation of a nuclear weapon occurred was conducted at the White Sands Proving Ground in New Mexico.

4. ) New Mexico is the only state to have a state question. It’s question is "red or green?"

5. ) New Mexico boasts more Ph.D.s per capita than any other state.

 
New Mexico in History
 

New Mexico Statehood Stamp

1540-1542: Francisco Vazquez de Coronado explores New Mexico searching for the Fabled Seven Cities of Cibola.

1598: Juan de OƱate establishes the first Spanish settlement in New Mexico and directs the building of El Camino Real (Royal Road) from Mexico to modern day New Mexico. That same year, the settlement of Santa Fe was founded. It is the nation’s second oldest permanent settlement.

1680: Pueblo Indians revolt against the Spanish presence in the area and succeed in driving them away.

1692: Spanish military forces reclaim the region.

1807: American Zebulon Pike explores the region and visits Santa Fe.

1821-1846: Settlers along the Santa Fe Trail begin to descend upon modern-day New Mexico. The 1846 Taos Revolt, staged by local Indians, resulted in the scalping ofseveral newly appointed American officials in the region.

1828-1840: Kit Carson and John C. Fremont explore parts of New Mexico. Carson sets up headquarters in Taos from which he makes plans to remove Indians from the region.

1850: The New Mexico Territory is formed as a result of the Compromise of 1850. The area originally included Arizona, New Mexico, and parts of Colorado.

1853: The U.S. Government acquires the rest of New Mexico in the Gadsden Purchase.

1862: Union forces defeat the Confederates at the Battle of Glorietta Pass. The largest battle to have occurred in New Mexico, it is sometimes referred to as “the Gettysburg of the West.”

1880: Railroads reach Santa Fe and Albuquerque spurring considerable growth.

1880: The great cattle boom in New Mexico establishes it as a ranching center. Conflicting land claims result in bitter feuds and the birth of outlaw legends such as Billy the Kid.

1912: New Mexico is admitted as the 47th state.

1943: U.S. government develops nuclear weapons at the Los Alamos Research Center. The first bombs are tested near Alamogordo.

1947: U.F.O. claims are first made near Roswell.

 

Santa Fe Trail

The Santa Fe Trail, one of the best known western migration routes, terminated in the city of Santa Fe in New Mexico. Take a tour of the trail and learn all about its interesting post and lankmarks, bly clicking above.

 
 

Francisco Coronado and the Search for the Seven Cities of Cibola

Mexican-American War

 
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Navajo Nation

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Carlsbad Caverns National Park

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Selected New Mexico Video – Carlsbad Caverns