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Source: United States Postal Service – Abbreviations
Source: Resident Population Data – 2010 Census
|Governor||Susana Martinez (Republican, to January 2015)|
|Entered the Union||January 6, 1912
as the 47th state
|Motto||Crescit Eundo (It Grows As It Goes)|
|Nickname||Land of Enchantment|
|Song||O Fair New Mexico and Asi es Nuevo Mexico|
|Professional Sports Teams||No NFL, MLB, NBA, WNBA, MLS, or NHL teams.
(sports listing policy)
|Origin of Name||From the country of Mexico|
|Historical Sites||Fort Union, Billy the Kid keepsakes at Historic Lincoln, and the Chaco Culture National Historic Park|
|Points of Interest||Carlsbad Caverns National Park, Inscription Rock at El Morro National Monument, and the White Sands and Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monuments|
|Bordering States||New Mexico borders Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado, Utah, and Arizona.|
Follow these links to read articles about New Mexico from Encyclopedias and Almanacs:
Official State Links
- Welcome to New Mexico: the New Mexico State Government Portal
This is the official website for the State of New Mexico.
- New Mexico State Library
Here is the homepage for the New Mexico State Library.
- Historical Society of New Mexico
Here is the homepage for the New Mexico State Historical Society.
- Museum of New Mexico
Here is the homepage for the Museum of New Mexico, which houses art, history, and culture collections in four museums and five monuments statewide.
- New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science
Here is the homepage for the New Mexico State Museum.
- New Mexico State Records Center and Archives
Here is the homepage for the New Mexico State Archives.
- New Mexico State Parks
Here is the homepage for New Mexico State Parks.
- New Mexico.org
Here is the official state tourism website for New Mexico.
Other State Links
- 50states.com: New Mexico
The site provides a wealth of information about New Mexico. It includes everything from the highest point to county profile to climate.
- Things To Do in New Mexico
ThingsToDo.com is an online guide to information about New Mexico’s entertainment, recreation, and travel, and includes the state’s interesting facts, famous people, and special events.
- Roadside America: New Mexico Attractions
Roadside America describes itself as an online guide to offbeat attractions. This site offers reviews of “weird sites along the highway” in New Mexico.
- New Mexico’s Cultural Treasures
This site is a database of New Mexico’s museums, parks, and monuments.
- New Mexico Magazine
This online magazine is published in partnership with the New Mexico Tourism Department and provides information about New Mexico’s multicultural heritage, arts, climate, environment, and people.
- FedStats: MapStat: United States: New Mexico
Fast access to statistics from more than 100 federal agencies on “economic and population trends, crime, education, health care, aviation safety, energy use, farm production and more” in New Mexico.
- New Mexico is one of the U.S. leaders in output of uranium and potassium salts.
- The movies Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, City Slickers, Wyatt Earp, and Young Guns were all filmed in New Mexico.
- In 1824, New Mexico briefly became a Mexican territory, but in 1846 U.S. Gen. William Kearny’s troops followed Anglo merchants down the Santa Fe Trail to occupy New Mexico, which became an American territory.
- New Mexico’s distinctive insignia (found on the state flag) is the Zia Sun Symbol which originated with the Indians of the Zia Pueblo in ancient times. Its design reflects their tribal philosophy, with its wealth of pantheistic spiritualism teaching the basic harmony of all things in the universe.
Some Famous People from this State
- Neil Patrick Harris, the TV actor who played Doogie Howser, M.D.
- Demi Moore, actress, was born in Roswell, New Mexico in 1962.
- John Denver, singer.
- Ralph Bunche, Nobel Peace Prize winner.
- Oliver LaFarge, Pulitzer Prize Winning author.
- William Bonney, a.k.a “Billy the Kid” is New Mexico’s most infamous outlaw.