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New Mexico

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New Mexico

Entered the Union: February 14, 1912 (48) Capital: Santa Fe
Origin of Name: From Mexico, “place of Mexitli,” an Aztec god or leader
State Nickname: Land of Enchantment State Bird: Roadrunner
State Motto: Crescit eundo (It grows as it goes) State Tree: Piñon
State Gem: Turquoise State Flower: Yucca
State Song:“O Fair New Mexico" State Animal: Black Bear
National Parks: 3 • National Forests: 7 • State Parks: 32
Famous for: Carlsbad Caverns, White Sands, Gila Cliff Dwellings
Famous New Mexicans: William "Billy the Kid" Bonney (outlaw), Ralph Bunche (Nobel Peace Prize winner), Glen Campbell (singer), Kit Carson (army scout), John Chisum (cattle king), John Denver (singer), Bo Diddley (blues guitarist), Patrick Garrett (lawman), Sid Guitierrez (astronaut), William Hanna (animator), Conrad Hilton (hotel executive), Nancy Lopez (golfer), Demi Moore (actress), Al & Bobby Unser (auto racers)


Video of Farmington, New Mexico 1 of 1

Video of a Weather Balloon over Kirtland, New Mexico 1 of 1


Amoco, New Mexico to Towaoc, Colorado

Dancing Eagle Casino, Casa Blanca, New Mexico

Gallup, New Mexico

Gallup, New Mexico to Casa Blanc, New Mexico

Kirtland, New Mexico to Shiprock, New Mexico

Rattlesnake Draw Rest Area, NM

Sky City Casino, Amoco, New Mexico

Tucumcari, New Mexico

USA RV Park, Gallup, New Mexico



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