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January 06, 2010
Our attempt to cover all 50 states continues with the only state that took its name from the country from which it was acquired.
The naming committee must have been tied up that day.
As Homer Simpson asked, "There's a New Mexico?" Yes, Homer, there is. And it entered the Union on this date as our 47th state in 1912.
One of their most important legislative decisions was selecting the Roadrunner as their official state bird, hoping to get in on the residuals.
Another claim to fame was being chosen for Atomic bomb testing in 1945, probably since cows and sheep outnumber its residents four to one.
But you have to like a state that has an official state question:
Red or green? We're talking about chile, the official state food.
It took a forest fire, but New Mexico also gave us Smokey the Bear.
Francisco Vásquez de Coronado, a Spanish explorer searching for gold, helped settle the region that became New Mexico in 1540.
In 1610, Santa Fe, (celebrating its 400th birthday this year), was founded and made the capital.
Which is good because not a lot of people can spell or pronounce Albuquerque.
The U.S. acquired most of New Mexico in 1848, as a result of the Mexican War, and the remainder in the 1853 Gadsden Purchase.
And to those who ask where's the culture?
There is the American International Rattlesnake Museum, where you will not only receive an education about these slithering critters, but also see a number of live specimens, including a rare albino rattler.
And we can’t forget the UFO Museum and Research Center (working day and night on our behalf), built near the site where a rancher discovered "UFO" wreckage in 1947.
But all the hot air isn’t in Roswell; there's the worldwide balloon festival that millions flock to every year.
True, it has its share of strange doings, but New Mexico does have the remarkable Carlsbad Caverns.
Topped only by its even more remarkable sunsets.
Only problem is you have to hang around all day to wait for them.
Yes, Homer, there is a New Mexico and, all kidding aside, it is an enchanting place.
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