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New Mexico Digital Timeline

  • Aug 21, 1540

    The Spanish explorer, Francisco Vasquez de Coronado explores the area from Gulf of California to present-day Kansas and discovers the Grand Canyon

    The Spanish explorer, Francisco Vasquez de Coronado  explores the area from Gulf of California to present-day Kansas and discovers the Grand Canyon
    Exact date is unknown:
    Francisco Vásquez de Cornado hoped to find the Seven Golden Cities of Cibola. Their expedition consisted of 300 Spaniards, hundreds of Indians and native slaves, horses, and herds of sheep, pigs, and cattle. They didnt find any cities of gold but they did explore alot of the area. This is a pictuture of the lovley New Mexican landscape, located in the moutain range.
  • Jan 1, 1580

    Fray Augustin Rodriguez and Captain Francisco Sanchez Chamuscado travel up the Rio Grande

    Fray Augustin Rodriguez and Captain Francisco Sanchez Chamuscado travel up the Rio Grande
    exact date is unknown:
    This was the "rediscovery" of New Mexico since the previous expidition through New Mexico. The Coronado expedition 40 years earlier. The group of Fray Augustin Rodriguez/ Captain Francisco Sanchez Chamuscado included 19 Indian allies or servants, 600 head of livestock, and 90 horses. This is a picture of the beautiful Rio Grande River located in New Mexico.
  • Jan 1, 1582

    Fray Bernadino Beltran and Fray Antonio de Espejo travel to New Mexico

    Fray Bernadino Beltran and Fray Antonio de Espejo travel to New Mexico
    Exact Date Unknown;
    Was justified as a rescue mission for Fray Agustín Rodríguez and Fray Francisco López. But in reality it was primarily a prospecting enterprise expediation. I n the endDon Antonio de Espejo started to sail home to spain. He intended to petition the king for the right to sponser a new and full-fledged expedition back to New Mexico. But he died on route, at Habana, Cuba. The following picture is drawing of Fray Antonio de Espejo.
  • Juan de Onate establishes the first Spanish capital of San Juan de los Caballeros

    Juan de Onate  establishes the first Spanish capital of San Juan de los Caballeros
    He established the headquarters of the New Mexico colony at the first Spanish capital of San Juan de los Caballeros at the Tewa village of Ohke. He also held a festival to give thanks for a safe trip across the Rio Grande River. The Festival is reffered to as the first feast of Thanksgiving, however it was 23 years before the pilgrams arrived and landed on plymouth rock, massachusetts. The following is a painting of the spanish conquiestor and the first governer of New Spain Juan de Onate.
  • Juan de Onate leads a expedition to the Colorado River

    Juan de Onate leads a expedition to the Colorado River
    Juan de Onate lead a expedition down the Colorado River to the Gulf of California. He visited El Morro, he inscribed his name on Inscription Rock. This rock is the site of ancient Native American petroglyphs. This is a photo of the beautiful Colorado River.
  • The Spanish Inquisition established in New Mexico.

    The Spanish Inquisition established in New Mexico.
    The Spanish Inquisition also operated in the Canary Islands. King Phillip II set up two tribunals (formal title: Tribunal del Santo Oficio de la Inquisición) in the Americas. It targeted primarily converts from Judaism and from Islam. This Photo is a painting of the royal spanish Inquisition.
  • Pueblo Indian Revolt led by Pope, a Pueblo Indian from the San Juan Pueblo.

    Pueblo Indian Revolt led by Pope, a Pueblo Indian from the San Juan Pueblo.
    Was an uprising of most of the Pueblo Indians against the Spanish settlers in the province of Santa Fe of New Mexico. It killed 400 Spanish and pushed the remaining 2,000 settlers out of the territory. 12 years later the Spanish returned and were able to reoccupy New Mexico with little opposition. The following photo is the cover of a book written about the puelbo Revolt.
  • Second Pueblo Revolt

    Second Pueblo Revolt
    The natives were defeated. De Vargas puts down the rebellion. The population growsand irrigation ditches are built. Some are still in use til this day. The Photo is a painting of the Second Pueblo Revolt.
  • Seven Years wars

    Seven Years wars
    Also known as the french and indian wars. Was casused by disputes over land is won by Great Britain. In the end France gave England all the French territory east of the Mississippi River, all but New Orleans. Also the Spanish gave up east and west Florida to the English in return for Cuba. The picture is a painting of the Seven Years wars.
  • Exploration for a route from out of New Mexico to California.

    Exploration for a route from out of New Mexico to California.
    Franciscan Fathers Francisco Atanasio Dominguez and Silvestre Velez de Escalante explore route from out New Mexico to to the spanish missions in California. They travled with eight men from Santa Fe. They travled through present day Colorado and the Utah Valley. The picture is a photo of
  • Attempts to make peace with the Comanches.

    Attempts to make peace with the Comanches.
    Juan Bautista de Anza (1736-1788) attempted to make peace with the Comanches. The Comanches were constantly raiding Taos in 1779. He had allies with the Ute's and the Apache. The picture is of Juan Baustista de Anza.
  • First Anglo American expedition into New Mexico.

    First Anglo American expedition into New Mexico.
    Was led by Zebulon M. Pike (1779-1813). Pike was a native of New Jersey. He later published a book about his life he had in New Mexico. The photo is of Zebulon Pike.
  • Mexico declares independence from Spain.

    Mexico declares independence from Spain.
    The stuggle of the independance from spain dated back to decades after the Spanish Conquest of the Aztec Empire. It was led by mexican-born Spainards, Mestizos and Amerindians. it was a conflict between the Mexican Citizens and the Spanish Authourities. The picture is of the Mexican flag.
  • The Santa Fe Trail Opened.

    The Santa Fe Trail Opened.
    William Bucknell opened up the Santa Fe Trail between Missouri and New Mexico. Spain had prohibited trade between its territories and the United States. But In 1821, when Mexico won its independence from Spain, it opened up all the trade. Thanks to the Santa Fe trail people who traded on the route were able to make a 40-100 percent profit on their investments. By time the trail wasa fully established around 1830 about 2,000 wagon trains, 50 wagons in each train, departed from Missouri each year.
  • The Santa Fe trail Opened (cont.)

    The Santa Fe trail Opened  (cont.)
    (Continued from previous date)
    Attacks, stampedes, theft and murder by bandits were not uncommon dangers to the men and women on the Santa Fe Trail. Water was always a challange on the Santa Fe trail, There was either too much or there was too little. If it was too hot watering holes would dry up and there would be a lack of water. However monsoon storms could bring disaster on the unsuspecting. This Picture is a drawing of wagon train on the Santa Fe Trail. The picture from the previous "dot"
  • Santa Fe Trail Opened (cont.)

    Santa Fe Trail Opened (cont.)
    (Contuinued off of previous dates)
    was a photo of a wagon train going though a river. The photo on this "dot" is of a very large wagon train all travling the Santa Fe Trail.
  • Gold Discovered

    Gold Discovered
    Gold Was Discovered in the Ortiz Moutains. The gold used indian Slave Labor. The underground Ortiz Mine was opened in 1822. By 1832, several gold-bearing veins had been discovered. The first gold lode mine in the West was in the Ortiz, as well as the first railroad in New Mexico. The following picture is a photo of the ortiz Moutains with some beautiful clouds with some sunlight shining down on the moutains.
  • Las Vegas is the last Spanish colony established in North America

    Las Vegas is the last Spanish colony established in North America
    The picture is a picture of the beautiful and very historical Las Vegas, New Mexico. Las Vegas was established by a Spanish land grant in 1835. The last Spanish colony established in North America was originally called Nuestra Senora de los Dolores de Las Vegas Grandes (our Lady of Sorrows of the Great Meadows) by the Spanish settlers whose roots went back to the early 1600's.
  • Texans invade New Mexico and claim all land east of the Rio Grande.

    Texans invade New Mexico and claim all land east of the Rio Grande.
  • Mexican-American War begins. Stephen Watts Kearny annexes New Mexico to the United States.

    Mexican-American War begins. Stephen Watts Kearny annexes New Mexico to the United States.
  • Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo ends Mexican-American War.

    Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo ends Mexican-American War.
    It was officially the Treaty of Peace, Friendship, Limits and Settlement between the United States of America and the Mexican Republic. Some of the terms covered in the treaty were terms like: the residents could choose whether they wanted American or Mexican citizenship; all but 1000 or so chose American citizenship, which included full voting rights, ensured safety of existing property rights of Mexican citizens living in the transferred territories, To Be Conyuined (out of room)
  • Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo ends Mexican-American War. (cont.)

    Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo ends Mexican-American War. (cont.)
    It also provided that the United States would prevent and punish raids by Indians into Mexico, prohibited Americans from acquiring property, including livestock, taken by the Indians in those raids, and stated that the U.S. would return captives of the Indians to Mexico. Mexicans believed that the United States had encouraged and assisted the Comanche and Apache raids that had devastated northern Mexico in the years before the War. This article promised relief to them. To Be Contuinued
  • Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo ends Mexican-American War, Photo Captions

    Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo ends Mexican-American War, Photo Captions
    The first photo was of the Treaty Of Guadalupe Hidlago. The second Photo was a drawing of the Mexican Wars. Lastly the photo on this page is another drawing of the mexican american wars.
  • New Mexico Becomes a state.

    New Mexico Becomes a state.
    After 40 long years of waiting patiently to be accepted into statehood, President William Taft finally approved New Mexico on January 6th, 1912 and New Mexico was admitted as the 47th sate of the Union! The picture i found to represent this historical event, was none other than a photo of Obese President William Taft signing the paper that admitted New Mexico.
  • Fifteen railroads become operated in New Mexico

    Fifteen railroads become operated in New Mexico
    The railroads in New Mexico was one of the reasons it was able to earn its statehood because it became connected with the rest of the United States. The picture i chose is an old photo of some workers on the railroads in New Mexico.
  • The Taos Society Of artists is founded

    The Taos Society Of artists is founded
    The taos society of artists were a highly exclusive group to join you would of have been approved by two long term members, have been working in the Taos area for three years and have won some sort of award for your artwork. They sent traveling exibits of their artwork around so people would be able to buy their artwork and the artists could make money. The picture is of the members of the actual Taos Society od Artists.
  • “O Fair New Mexico,” by Elizabeth Garrett, is adopted as state song

    “O Fair New Mexico,” by Elizabeth Garrett, is adopted as state song
    The author if the state sing was actually the daughter of Pat Garrett, The man who shot billy the kid. Elizabeth Garrett was the blind teacher/singer/songwriter and she soon found herself performing in respected theaters in Chicago and New York. She was called the "Songbird of the Southwest." The picture is of Ms. Elizabeth Garrett.
  • USS Battleship New Mexico is christened

    USS Battleship New Mexico is christened
    The USS New Mexico was in service from 1918 to 1946, After it's decommissioning it was scrapped in 1947. The USS New Mexico was important because it was the first US Navy ship named for the U.S. state of New Mexico. The photo is of the actual battleship.
  • New Mexico becomes one of the last states to ratify the 19th Amendment to the U. S. Constitution, giving women voting rights

    New Mexico becomes one of the last states to ratify the 19th Amendment to the U. S. Constitution, giving women voting rights
    New Mexico was the last western state to radify their consitition to make women voting legal. It took a lot of talking to people to get this to actually be passed, it took people like Nina Otero-Warren who actually talked personally to people and helped them understand why it was important for women to vote rather than just protesting. The Picture is of some women protesting for their rights to voy=te and be treated as an equal.
  • Oil is discovered in northwest New Mexico

    Oil is discovered in northwest New Mexico
    Oil has always been a problem getting or finding. So when oil was discovered in New Mexico in 1921, it was a very major deal. To people all over the country. The picture is of an oilwell in Northwestern New Mexico.
  • • Albert Fall, U. S. Senator from New Mexico, is appointed as U. S. Interior Secretary

    • Albert Fall, U. S. Senator from New Mexico, is appointed as U. S. Interior Secretary
    Albert B. Fall was a secrectary who did many crooked things and the jury found Fall guilty of conspiracy and bribery, $385,000 having been paid to him by Edward L. Doheny. Fall was jailed for one year as a result—the first former cabinet officer sentenced to prison as a result of misconduct in office. The picture is of Mr. Albert B. Fall.
  • Indian Market show in Santa Fe is held as Southwest Indian Fair.

     Indian Market show in Santa Fe is held as Southwest Indian Fair.
    Held in Santa Fe, over two days on the weekend after the third Thursday in August and draws an estimated 100,000 people to the city from around the world. The Market was first held in 1922 as the Indian Fair and was sponsored by the Museum of New Mexico. In 1936, the New Mexico Association on Indian Affairs took over the event. The picture is of a modern poster for the Santa Fe Indian Fair.
  • Pueblos Lands Act .

    Pueblos Lands Act .
    It reconized Pueblo land rights. It was "to provide for the final adjudication and settlement of a very complicated and difficult series of conflicting titles affecting lands claimed by the Pueblo Indians of New Mexico." The picture is of some Pueblo land.
  • Zia symbol flag design is adopted as new state flag

    Zia symbol flag design is adopted as new state flag
    The Zia is the sacred sun symbol of the Zia Indians of north-central New Mexico. There are four rays radiating out in each of four directions from the sun's center. They represent the directions North, South, East, and West, They represent the four seasons, Summer, Spring, Winter, and Fall, They also represent the times of the day Morning, Noon, Evening, and Night, and lastly they represent the four stages of life, Childhood, Youth, Mid-age, and Old-age. The picture is the New Mexico Flag.
  • Route 66, is designated as Chicago-to-Los Angeles route, and it goes through Santa Fe

    Route 66,  is designated as Chicago-to-Los Angeles route, and it goes through Santa Fe
    Known as the mother road. Through New Mexico it expanded 487 miles and 784 kilometers. Route 66 was good and important because it connected small midwestern cities like Illinois, Missouri, and Kansas, to the big cities of Los Angeles and Chicago. The picture is a picture of Route 66.
  • Santa Fe Fiesta

    Santa Fe Fiesta
    Zozobra is created by artist Will Shuster. The Zozobra is a 50 foot tall white puppet, with a black bow tie, black belt and cuffs, big neon green glowing eyes, and huge red lips. The belif is that Zozobra burns away, all of the past years hardships and disappointments that people have experienced burn away with him. It is also called "Old Man Gloom". The picture is a painting of the hysterical parade.
  • Death Comes to the Archbishop is published.

    Death Comes to the Archbishop is published.
    By Willa Cather, published by Alfred Knopf. In 1923 she was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for One of Ours. before she wrote "Death come to the archbishop". The picture is the cover of the book.
  • Oil is discovered at Hobbs

    Oil is discovered at Hobbs
    Oil was discovered on June 13, 1928 at 4,065 feet. The discovrey of oil in hobbs new mexico was significant because it drew people to come and populate the area. The company that owned the discovery well that found the oil was the Midwest Refining Co. or now the Amoco. The picture is of a oil rig.
  • Transcontinental Air Transport plane crashes on Mt. Taylor

    Transcontinental Air Transport plane crashes on Mt. Taylor
    On board were five passengers, two pilots, and a courier. There were abou four people who died. The plane crashed because weather near Albuquerque was dark with thunder clouds and rain as the flight made it's way toward Winslow, Arizona. At the time it was believed that this accident would end passenger air travel. THe picture is of the Mt. Taylor crash site.
  • Carlsbad Caverns made National Park

    Carlsbad Caverns made National Park
    Carlsbad Caverns is a beautiful National Park. There are about 1,000,000 cultural resource specimens that are being preserved and protected for future generations. The picture is of Carlsobad Caverns.
  • "Land of Enchanchment"

    "Land of Enchanchment"
    New mexico becomes known as the land of enchanchment. It became land of enchancement because of it's scenic beauty and its rich history. The picture is of a new mexican quarter that clearly reads "Land of Enchanment"
  • Route 66 is completed

    Route 66 is completed
    Ran from Chicago to LA. Also from Santa Rosa to Albuquerque bypasses Santa Fe. The picture is of the original Route 66 route and where it runs through.
  • Patrociño Barela

    Patrociño Barela
    Patrociño Barela was a wood sculptor from Taos, who was hired by the Federal Art Project. Shortly after he was hired, his works were shown at the Museum of Fine Art in Santa Fe. The picture is of shortly Patrociño Barela.
  • WWII Starts

    WWII Starts
    WWII Started with the germans invading poland, The germans were led by Adolf Hitler, who was responsible the prosucation of millions of jews. The picture is a picture of the nazi's.
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    WWII

    WWII was being fought during this time.
  • U. S. Congress passes the Hatch Act

    U. S. Congress passes the Hatch Act
    It prohibited federal employees from engaging in partisan political activities. It was named after Senator Car; Hatch of New Mexico. The picture is of picture that is used to represent the hatch act.
  • Georgia O’Keeffe purchases home at Ghost Ranch

    Georgia O’Keeffe purchases home at Ghost Ranch
    Georgia O'keefe was a famous artist who came into New Mexico Taos area with other atrists for the beautiful scenery, warm/ mild climate, and other factors. During this time she would pickup peices of New Mexico to use for inspiration for her art such as rocks, bones and other things. The picture is a photo of Georgia.
  • The US enter WWII

    The US enter WWII
    The US was nuetral to WWII for a couple years. But the US entered WWII in 1941 because of the bombing of Pearl Harbor by the japanease. The US joined as an ally to France, and Britian. The picture is a picture of marines at iwo jima.
  • Albuquerque Army Air Base renamed Kirtland Field

    Albuquerque Army Air Base renamed Kirtland Field
    The base began as a 2,000-acre air base but it has grown into a 51,800-plus-acre facility.When it was established it was just an army airfield. Today it is a training and testing facility. The picture is of a map of the Air Force Base and where it is.
  • No Life for a Lady

    No Life for a Lady
    Agnes Morley Cleaveland published her book in 1941 to tell about her life growing up on a ranch. In her book she talked about the days when the "Wild Wild West" days was a reality. The picture is a photo of the cover of the book.
  • Concha Ortiz y Pino de Kleven

    Concha Ortiz y Pino de Kleven
    She was the first woman elected to the New Mexico legislature. She becomes House Democratic Majority Whip, she was also the first woman to hold auch a position of authority in the U. S. The picture is of her.
  • Attack on Pearl Harbor

    Attack on Pearl Harbor
    The base was attacked by Japanese fighters, bombers and torpedo planes. The attack came as a shock to the American people and led directly to the American entry into World War II. The picture is of a newspaper headline right after the attack.
  • Navajo members become “Code Talkers”

    Navajo members become “Code Talkers”
    The U. S. Marine Corps, established a secret code. Using the Navajo Language to confuse the enemy. The Code Talkers were young Navajo men who transmitted secret communications on the battlefields of WWII. The picture is of some of the Navajo Code Talkers.
  • USS Santa Fe is launched.

    USS Santa Fe is launched.
    Was a Cleveland-class light cruiser. Was the first ship of the United States Navy to be named for the city of Santa Fe, New Mexico. The picture is of the USS Santa Fe.
  • The manahattan Project settled at "The Hill"

    The manahattan Project settled at "The Hill"
    In 1943 many scientists, chemists, and other mechanics and engineers were gathered to create a bomb that could end WWII. There was a competion between the United States and Germany to see who could invent a atomic bomb quicker. The scientists were gathered at Los Almos because of it's isolation and it's still somewhat close connections to places like Santa Fe. The picture is of two of the Scientists looking over some plans.
  • José P. Martinez, dies fighting.

    José P. Martinez,  dies fighting.
    José P. Martinez, was a Taos native who died fighting in WWII. He died fighting in the Aleutian Islands. He was very important becaus he was the first Hispanic man ever to win a Medal of Honor for his bravery in WWII. The picture is a photo of the brave man himself.
  • Santa Fe interment Camps are established.

    Santa Fe interment Camps are established.
    After the attack on Pearl Harbor the americans were afraid that if any japanease american people had any contact to their "homeland" in japan that there could be another attack and their secrects could be spilled to the enemy. To try and prevent this people gathered all the japanease american people and placed them into work camps to keep them isolated, even if they had no contact at all ever with japan. The picture is a painting of the camp.
  • White Sands is established

    White Sands is established
    The beautiful gyspum white sand makes up this National Park. The sand constantly drifts into dunes 10 to 60 feet (3 to 18 metres) high. Also it covers 225 square miles (583 square km). The picture is of The beautiful White Sands. White sands was established as a national park for it's scenery, missile range, and Trinity Site.
  • First nuclear atomic bomb tested, Trinity.

    First nuclear atomic bomb tested, Trinity.
    Also known as "The Gadget". Tested at the white Sands Missile Range. Also known as the manhatten project. The picture is the explosion of Trinity. Two bombs similar to to Trinity were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasakin just about two weeks after the Triniry test.
  • "Z" division

    "Z" division
    The "Z" Division of the manahattan Project was located at Kirtland Field. We know the "Z" Division today as Sandia National Labortories. It became know as Sandia base in 1945 but it was established in 1948. It researches National Security and Nuclear Science. The picture is a photo of the entrance to Sandia National Labortories located in New Mexico.
  • Bill Mauldin wins Pulitzer Prize

     Bill Mauldin wins Pulitzer Prize
    Bill Mauldin won two pulitzer prizes in his lifespan for his loveable comics "Willie and Joe". The comics were cresated for amusement to the soldiers. Two movies were made based on his two characters they were, Up Front (1951) and Back at the Front (1952) were both based off of his characters. The picture is a picture of Bill Mauldin.
  • Blake’s Lotaburger in Albuquerque.

    Blake’s Lotaburger in Albuquerque.
    Blakes Lotaburger was founded by Blake Chanslor in 1952. Lotaburger was one of the first restraunts to serve green chili on their cheeseburgers, according to the ALBQ "lotaburger helped to populize green chili as a condiment." The picture is of a lotaburger restraunt.
  • Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe is opened

    Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe is opened
    The Museum of International Folk Art displays art by people of other hertiages and they include exhibits like the Empowering Women: Artisan Cooperatives that Transform Communities, and they have a wing decated to art by hispanic people. The museum includes 135,00 artifats and has the world's highest collection of folk art. The picture is of tourists coming into the museum.
  • Hiroshi Miyamura

    Hiroshi Miyamura
    Hiroshi Miyamura or "Hershey" was a native to Gallup, New Mexico. He served the army, and recivced the highest decorated honor in the military, The Medal of Honor, for his actions and his bravery in the Korean war. The picture is of Hiroshi Miyamura.
  • Salt of the Earth

    Salt of the Earth
    Salt of the earth is labled as one of the most inspiring and powerful mpovies from a feminist social and political point of view. It is based on the true story of the 1951 strike against the Empire Zinc Company in Grant County, New Mexico. The picture is of a poster for the movie.
  • We Fed Them Cactus

    We Fed Them Cactus
    "We fed them cactus" was published in 1954. It was written by Fabiola Cabeza de Baca Gilbert. The picture is of the cover of the book.
  • Folk Songs of New Mexico

    Folk Songs of New Mexico
    It was written by John Donald Robb. He was composer and Dean of the College of Fine Arts at UNM. Teh picture is of the cover of the book.
  • Taos Ski Valley opens

    Taos Ski Valley opens
    Was founded in 1955 by Ernie and Rhoda Blake. The Elevation of The Taos Ski Valley is about 9,207 feet. The pictrure is of the valley.
  • New State Penitentiary opens

    New State Penitentiary opens
    Located about 14 miles of Santa Fe. The warden is James Lopez. The picture of the prision.
  • Buddy Holly

    Buddy Holly
    Recorded his first recording at Norman Petty Studio in Clovis. He was a texan singer-songwriter and was very popular in this time frame . His career only lasted a year and a half because he was killed in a plane crash. The picture is of him.
  • Santa Fe Opera

    Santa Fe Opera
    Was founded by John Crosby. Has been used for over 50 years. The picture is of the building.
  • Bless Me, Ultima

    Bless Me, Ultima
    Was published in 1972. Is a banned book in most states for some sexual reffrences and witchcraft and magic. The picture is of Rudolfo Anaya.
  • N. M. penitentiary riot

    N. M. penitentiary riot
    It was one of the most violent prision riots in history. 7 of the 12 officers taken hostage by the inmates were severly injured and even raped by some of the inmates. It was the third major riot to take place at that prision.
  • Tony Sandoval wins the U. S. Olympic Marathon trials

    Tony Sandoval wins the U. S. Olympic Marathon trials
    Tony Sandavol was ready to represent the US in the moscow olympics, he won the trials. Sadly before he was able to show his pride for his country, the US boycotted the olympics and he was not able to participate. the picture is a photograph of him.
  • Seismosaurus (Earth Shaker)

    Seismosaurus (Earth Shaker)
    The bones of the Seismosaurus were found just south of San Ysidro. The bones of the Seismosaurs are believed to be the longest dinosaur bones found yet. The picture is a labled diagram of the dinosaur.
  • Interstate 40 is completed in New Mexico

    Interstate 40 is completed in New Mexico
    I-40 is the third-longest major Interstate Highway in the United States. The other two are I-90 and I-80. I-40 runs through New Mexico, Arizona, Texas, California, Oklohama, Arkansas, Tennesee, and North Carolina.
  • New record in Pike’s Peak marathon

     New record in Pike’s Peak marathon
    A Jemez runner, from New Mexico, Al Waquie set the record for running the Pikes Peak Marathon. Pike's Peak Marathon is a marathon starting at the bottom of Pikes Peak, in Manitou Springs, Colorado. Then you need to climb 7,700 feet (2347 m) to the top of the 14,115 foot (4300 m) peak. This event has been going on since 1966.
  • Space shuttle Columbia lands at White Sands

    Space shuttle Columbia lands at White Sands
    Columbia was the first spaceworthy Space Shuttle in NASA's orbital fleet. The crash killed everyone on board. The pcture is of the space shuttle coming back down.
  • Mary Coon Walters

    Mary Coon Walters
    She bacame the first woman to be elected to the supreme court justice. She was a resident of New Mexico. When she went into power she tried to represent New Mexico.
  • Lechuguilla Cave

    Lechuguilla Cave
    Was discovered a few miles from Carlsbad Caverns. The cave is at least the 5th largest in the world and the 7th most explored cave in the world it is also the deepest cave in the contintal US. It is filled with gypsum and lemon-yellow sulfur. It earned the nickname "Oz" because of many parts that were similar to things found in Oz and they were named after items from The Wizard of Oz. There's "Munchkinland" and "Kansas Twister".
  • Farm and Ranch Museum

    Farm and Ranch Museum
    Was an all volunteer organization, dedicated to preserving historical and agricultural heritage. They mainly focus on Ranching and the Livestock Industry, Irrigation, Conservation Tillage and Dryland Farming, Sugar Beet Industry, Dry Edible Beans, Potatoes, Corn, and Small Grains. The picture is of the entrance of the museum.
  • USS Santa Fe

    USS Santa Fe
    Was a submarine. Was a a Los Angeles class attack submarine, and was launched in 1992. The picture is of a detailed blueprint of the submarine.
  • UFO Museum

    UFO Museum
    The International UFO Museum and Research Center opened in Roswell, New Mexico. There has been lots of contrvery on weather or not aliens exist. This museum shows "evidence" of thre existance of aliens and puts it on display. The picture is of the Museum.
  • “Red or Green?”

    “Red or Green?”
    Red or green is the state question reffering to which kind of chili you want. The offical answer to it is "christmas" because the christmas colors are red and green, which is asking for both kinds of chili. This will frequently be asked at New Mexican Restraunts.
  • Georgia O’Keeffe Museum

    Georgia O’Keeffe Museum
    Displays Georgia O'Keeffe's artwork most has been around for over 100 years. Located in Santa Fe. The photo is a picture of Ms. O'Keeffe.
  • Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP)

    Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP)
    Opened near Carlsbad, N.M. It received its 1st shipment of nuclear waste in 1999. The picture is of the storage space.
  • I was born(:

    I was born(:
    Born in Misourri, Regina Romero moved to New Mexico from Califonia where her daddy was stationed in Carlsbad near Oceanside at Camp Pendleton Marine Corps base where her and her family lived until she was five. Now she lives in Rio Rancho and attends The A.S.K Academy.
  • Don Imus

    Don Imus
    Don Imus was a popular national radio talk show host. He won four Marconi Awards for his work on the air, but his greatest personal accomplishment was opening up a 400-acre ranch. On the ranch he gave sick children a chance to experiance the lif eof a cowboy.
  • Zuni Hotshots

    Zuni Hotshots
    Alfred Marchant from Alamogordo died in the second plane crash into the Twin Towers. The Zuni Hotshots assisted with rescue efforts at the World Trade Center. The picture is some of the Hotshots.
  • Piñon trees

    Piñon trees
    Pinon trees are beautiful trees that spread their seeds with the pine cones. In 2001 the population of pinon trees started to die out in New mexico and Arizone. They started to die out because of droughts in the fry areas.
  • Black Eagle Drum Group

    Black Eagle Drum Group
    he Black Eagle Drum group was a group of drummers from the Jemez. In 2004 they won a grammy for the best Native American Music. The picture is of the group.
  • R.C. Gorman dies

    R.C. Gorman dies
    R.C. Gorman was a native American Artist who painted many beautiful things. In 2005 he died in ALBQ. The picture is of the artist.
  • “Place of the Strong People”

    “Place of the Strong People”
    In 2005 the San Juan Pueblo offically changed its name back to Ohkay Owinghe. In english this is translated to "Place of the strong people" The picture is of a native american dance, it is a painting.
  • Rail Runner Express

    Rail Runner Express
    In 2007 the service began to Santa Fe. The rail runner makes trips to Santa Fe and to ALBQ and Rio Rancho. The picture is of the Rail Runner.
  • Bill Richardson

    Bill Richardson
    Bill Richardson was the Govenor of New Mexico. In 2007 he joined the campaign for presendental election, he was trying to run as a democrat candiate. He did not make it into the election and Barrack Obama was the democrat candiate instead.
  • Death Penelty

    Death Penelty
    Was abolished in 2009. Abolished by Governor Bill Richardson on March 18, and became the 15th state to abolish it and the 3rd in the past years of 2007-2009. The picture is saying that the Death Penelty makes a killer out of all of us.
  • Bruce King dies

     Bruce King dies
    Bruce King was the Govnor of New Mexico. in 2009 he died at the age of 85. He was a democrat. The picture is a photograph of him.
  • New Mexico History Museum

    New Mexico History Museum
    Also known as the Palace of the Govnors. The picture is of the placae.
  • Kentucky Derby

    Kentucky Derby
    The Kentucky Derby is a horse race that takes place on the first saturday in May in the united states. The is race located in Louisville, Kentucky. Mine That Bird, was a horse who won the Kentucky Derby in 2009. His trainer, Bennie Woolley Jr. was a native to New Mexico.
  • Susana Martinez is elected

    Susana Martinez is elected
    She was elected as the first woman governor of New Mexico. Also the the first Hispanic woman governor in the U. S. The picture is of Susana Martinez.