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    (January 6, 1912- )
    47th state to join
    Part of Mexico until 1800's
    Acquired by the Gadsden Purchase (1854)
    Nickname: Land of Enchantment
    Capital: Santa Fe
    Size: 121,666 square miles (ranks 5th)
    Motto: It Grows As It Goes
    Bird: Roadrunner
    Flower: Yucca
    Tree: Pinon (Nut Pine)
    Song: O, Fair New Mexico
    It is believed that prejudice against Mexicans, kept New Mexico from becoming a state until 1912.
    Coal mine explosions killed 263 (September 22, 1913) and 120 (February 8, 1923) at Dawson, New Mexico.
    The first atomic bomb was test detonated in Trinity Site, Alamogordo, New Mexico (July 16, 1945).
    The first nuclear test was done near Alamogordo.
    The Carlsbad Cavern is known for housing millions of bats.
    Roswell was reported as the site of a major UFO crash and Alien Autopsy, stirring people to think that extra-terresterials abduct humans and are poised to attack (1947). Many claim that the U.S. is involved in a big cover up of this UFO incident.
    Santa Fe is the oldest state capital.
    Hatch is known as the grean and red chile capital of the world.
    The first known rodeo took Place in Santa Fe (1847).
    The TV series 'Guestward Ho,' 'Empire,' 'Black Saddle,' 'Nakia,' 'Rifleman' and 'Tall Man' were set in New Mexico.
    Kim Stanley, John Denver and Demi Moore were born in New Mexico.
    Temperatures ranged from -50�F (-46�C) (February 1, 1951) to 118�F (47.8�C) (June 27, 1994).
    The Roswell UFO incident led to a greater interest in both creative science fiction and interest in space exploration.
    The furthest western battle of the Civil War was fought near Albuquerque and called the 'Gettysburg of the West' (1864).
    The world's largest boy scout camp is located at Philmont.
    It is believed that on a mesa at Philmont, the last few members of the Anastazi civilization disapeared.
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