New Mexico history digital timeline part 1-4

  • Jan 1, 1200

    Pueblo Indians established villages along the Rio Grande and its tributaries

     Pueblo Indians established villages along the Rio Grande and its tributaries
    I don't know the exact date it's in the 1200's - 1500's. Picture:The Pueblo indians lived in these houses around the year 1200. Native Americans usually lived along rivers, or other water sources. So along the Rio Grande was an ideal place to live.
  • Jan 1, 1536

    Cabeza de Vaca, Estevan the Moor, and others began rumors of the Seven Cities of Cibola (Gold)

    Cabeza de Vaca, Estevan the Moor, and others began rumors of the Seven Cities of Cibola (Gold)
    I don't know the exact date but it was in 1536.In the 16th century, the Spaniards in New Spain (now Mexico) began to hear rumours of "Seven Cities of Gold" called "Cíbola" located across the desert, hundreds of miles to the north. The stories may have their root in an earlier Portuguese legend about seven cities founded on the island of Antillia by a Catholic expedition in the 8th century. The latter Spanish tales were largely caused by reports given by four shipwrecked survivors.
  • Jan 1, 1540

    Francisco Vasquez de Coronado, while searching for that gold, discovered the Grand Canyon

    Francisco Vasquez de Coronado, while searching for that gold, discovered the Grand Canyon
    I don't know the exact date, but it was sometime in 1540.The Grand Canyon is 277 miles (446 km) long, up to 18 miles (29 km) wide and attains a depth of over a mile (6,000 feet / 1,800 metres).For thousands of years, the area has been continuously inhabited by Native Americans who built settlements within the canyon and its many caves. The Pueblo people considered the Grand Canyon ("Ongtupqa" in Hopi language) a holy site and made pilgrimages to it.
  • Juan de Onate established San Juan de los Caballeros as the capital

    Juan de Onate established San Juan de los Caballeros as the capital
    I don't know the exact date but it was sometime in 1598.
  • San Gabriel founded as the second capital

    San Gabriel founded as the second capital
    I don't know the exact date but it was sometime in 1600.
  • Colonists deserted San Gabriel

    Colonists deserted San Gabriel
    It was sometime in 1601
  • Governor Pedro de Peralta established new capital at Santa Fe

    Governor Pedro de Peralta established new capital at Santa Fe
    Happened sometime in1609
  • Spanish Inquisition established

    Spanish Inquisition established
    Happened sometime in 1626. Picture: Seal for the Tribunal in Spain.
  • Governor Luis de Rosas assassinated

    Governor Luis de Rosas was assassinated sometime in 1641.
  • Pueblo Indians forced colonists and Spaniards to retreat to Mexico

    Pueblo Indians forced colonists and Spaniards to retreat to Mexico
    Sometime in1680. Picture: Native American attacks colonists.
  • Villa de Albuquerque was founded

    Villa de Albuquerque was founded
    Sometime in 1706.
  • French trappers reached Santa Fe

    French trappers reached Santa Fe
    Sometime in 1743. Picture: French trappers
  • Zebulon Pike led first Anglo-American expedition to New Mexico

    Zebulon Pike led first Anglo-American expedition to New Mexico
    Sometime in 1807. Picture: Zebulon Pike
  • Mexico declared independence from Spain and the Santa Fe Trail opened

    Mexico declared independence from Spain and the Santa Fe Trail opened
    Sometime in 1821. Picture: The Santa Fe Trail, Cimarron County.
  • Gold was discovered in Ortiz Mountains

    Gold was discovered in Ortiz Mountains
    Sometime in 1828. Named for Placer Gold found on and around it,Placer Mountain is the high peak of the Ortiz Mountains at 8,897 feet above sea level. Ortiz Mountains are approx 17 miles from where the picture was taken on the Sandia Crest at 10,678 feet above sea level. Picture: Ortiz Mountains From Sandia Crest.
  • Governor Albino Perez and top officials assassinated in revolt against Mexican taxation.

    Governor Albino Perez and top officials assassinated in revolt against Mexican taxation.
    Sometime in 1837. Picture: Mexican money
  • Mexican-American War began, and Stephen Watts Kearny annexed New Mexico to U.S.

    Mexican-American War began, and Stephen Watts Kearny annexed New Mexico to U.S.
    Sometime in 1846. Picture: Painting of a Mexican-American War battle
  • Mexican-American War ended, and Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo signed

    Mexican-American War ended, and Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo signed
    Sometime in 1848. Picture: Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
  • New Mexico was designated a territory, but denied statehood

    New Mexico was designated a territory, but denied statehood
    Sometime in 1850. Picture: New Mexico Territory in 1861.
  • Gadsden Purchase added 45,000 square miles of territory

    Gadsden Purchase added 45,000 square miles of territory
    Sometime in 1854. Picture: Gadsden Purchase
  • Confederates invaded New Mexico, Territory lost northern-most section, and Territories of Arizona and Colorado created

    Confederates invaded New Mexico, Territory lost northern-most section, and Territories of Arizona and Colorado created
    Sometime in 1861. Picture: Confederate flag.
  • The Long Walk - Navajos and Apaches relocated to Bosque Redondo

    The Long Walk - Navajos and Apaches relocated to Bosque Redondo
    Happened somtime in 1863-1864. Picture: Navajo Long Walk to the Bosque.
  • Navajos and Apaches return to their homelands

    Navajos and Apaches return to their homelands
    Sometime in 1868. Picture: Navajo people
  • Railroad arrived

    Railroad arrived
    Sometime in 1878. Picture: Arrival of the Railroad in New Mexico.
  • Billy the Kid was shot and killed in Pete Maxwell's bedroom.

    Billy the Kid was shot and killed in Pete Maxwell's bedroom.
    Happened in 1881. Picture: The reward notice for Billy the Kid.
  • Billy the Kid (McCarty) shot

    Billy the Kid (McCarty) shot
    Billy the Kid shot by Sheriff Pat Garrett in Fort Sumner N.M. Sheriff Pat Garrett responded to rumors that McCarty was lurking in the vicinity of Fort Sumner almost three months after his escape. Garrett and two deputies set out on July 14, 1881, to question one of the town's residents, a friend of McCarty's named Pete Maxwell (son of the land baron Lucien Maxwell). Close to midnight, as Garrett and Maxwell sat talking in Maxwell's darkened bedroom, McCarty unexpectedly entered the room
  • Geronimo surrenders, and Indian uprisings ceased

    Sometime in 1886. Picture: Geronimo.
  • Thomas Alva Edison produced first motion picture in New Mexico

    Sometime in 1898. Picture: Thomas Edison.
  • New Mexico Constitution drafted.

    New Mexico Constitution drafted.
    Sometime in 1910. Picture: Presentation Copy of New Mexico Constitution.
  • New Mexico became 47th state

    New Mexico became 47th state
    On January 6, 1912 New Mexico became the 47th state in the union. President William Howard Taft signed Proclamation 1175 to make it official. Picture: President William Howard Taft signed Proclamation.
  • Francisco "Pancho" Villa attacked Columbus, New Mexico

    Francisco "Pancho" Villa attacked Columbus, New Mexico
    March 9, 1916, Villa's troops attacked Columbus, New Mexico, and its local detachment of the 13th Cavalry Regiment, killing ten civilians and eight soldiers, and wounding two civilians and six soldiers. They also burned the town, and took many horses. Picture: Pancho Villa attack on Columbus, in New Mexico
  • Adoption of the l9th Amendment

    Adoption of the l9th Amendment
    Adoption of the l9th Amendment, on August 18, 1920, gives women the right to vote. The amendment was the culmination of the women's suffrage movement in the United States, which fought at both state and national levels to achieve the vote. Picture: Propaganda poster, that want women to be able to vote.
  • Women won the right to vote

    Women won the right to vote
    Votes for women were first seriously proposed in the United States in July, 1848, at the Seneca Falls Woman's Rights Convention organized by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott. On August 26, 1920, the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution became law, and women could vote in the fall elections, including in the Presidential election. Picture: People fought for their right to vote.
  • Oil discovered on Navajo Reservation

    Oil discovered on Navajo Reservation
    In 1922, oil was discovered on the Navajo Reservation. Standard Oil of California wanted access to the oil, but the U.S. government, as trustee, could not legally lease the Navajo land, without tribal consent, and there was not tribal entity that could legally sign. The Navajo Tribe had no governing body, and leadership was decentralized among many different local headmen. Picture: A Spindletop oil derrick.
  • First women to hold statewide office are elected

    First women to hold statewide office are elected
    Secretary of State Soledad Chacon and Superintendent of Public Instruction Isabel Eckles elected first women to hold statewide office. Soledad Chávez de Chacón of Albuquerque, New Mexico, was the nation’s first Hispanic woman to win a statewide election. Isabel Eckles was one of thousands of teachers who found more opportunity in the West than in the East. She taught for fifteen years and was elected o the state board of education in 1912. Picture: Soledad Chacon.
  • Treaty of Munich

    Treaty of Munich
    Hitler, Chamberlain, Daladier of France and Mussolini of Italy met in Munich and agreed that Hitler should have the Sudetanland of Czechoslovakia. The Czechs were not represented at the meeting and realising that no country would come to their aid were forced to surrender the Sudetenland to Germany. Hitler assured those at the meeting that this was the extent of his ambitions for expansion. Chamberlain returned to England with a piece of paper signed by Hitler, proclaiming 'peace in our time.'
  • Russia and Germany sign pact

    Russia and Germany sign pact
    Hitler and Stalin signed a non-aggression pact which included secret clauses for the division of Poland.
  • Hitler invades Poland

    Hitler invades Poland
    Adolf Hitler invaded Poland.
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    'Phoney War'

    The months following Britain's declaration of war are referred to as the 'phoney war' because Britain saw no military action.
  • Britain and France declare war on

    Britain and France declare war on
    Britain and France declared war on Germany. Neville Chamberlain broadcast the announcement that the country was at war.
  • Hitler invades Denmark and Norway

    Hitler invades Denmark and Norway
    Hitler invaded and occupied Denmark and Norway to safeguard supply routes of Swedish ore and also to establish a Norwegian base from which to break the British naval blockade on Germany.
  • Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg
    Hitler launched his blitzkrieg (lightning war) against Holland and Belgium. Rotterdam was bombed almost to extinction. Both countries were occupied.
  • Chamberlain resigns

    Chamberlain resigns
    Neville Chamberlain resigned after pressure from Labour members for a more active prosecution of the war and Winston Churchill became the new head of the wartime coalition government. Chamberlain gave Churchill his unreserved support. Ernest Bevin was made minister of labour and recruited workers for the factories and stepped up coal production. Lord Beaverbrook, minister of Aircraft Production increased production of fighter aircraft.
  • Dunkirk (Operation Dynamo)

    Dunkirk (Operation Dynamo)
    The British commander-in-chief, General Gort, had been forced to retreat to the coast at Dunkirk. The troops waited, under merciless fire, to be taken off the beaches. A call went out to all owners of sea-worthy vessels to travel to Dunkirk to take the troops off the beaches of Dunkirk. More than 338,000 men were rescued, among them some 140,000 French who would form the nucleus of the Free French army under a little known general, Charles de Gaulle.
  • Italy enter war on side of Axis powers

    Italy enter war on side of Axis powers
    Italy entered the war on the side of the Axis powers. Italy's motive for entering the war was the hope of rich pickings from the spoils of war
  • France signs armistice with Germany

    France signs armistice with Germany
    The French, Marshall Petain, signed an armistice with Germany taking France, which had been devastated, out of the war and into German occupation.
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    Battle of Britain

    The Battle of Britain comprised four phases:
    1. During July Hitler sent his Luftwaffe bombers to attack British ports. His aim was also to assess the speed and quality of response by the RAF.
    2. During August the attacks on shipping continued but bombing raids were concentrated on RAF airfields.
    3. The Blitz - From September 7th the city of London was heavily bombed. Hitler hoped to destroy the morale of the British people.
    4. Night Bombing - With the failure of daylight bombing raids Hit
  • World's first atomic bomb detonated.

     World's first atomic bomb detonated.
    World's first atomic bomb detonated at Trinity Site in southern New Mexico after its development at Los Alamos.
  • Elfego Baca died

    Elfego Baca died
    Famed New Mexico lawman, lawyer, educator and adventurer Elfego Baca died in Albuquerque at the age of 80. Baca was most famous for the so-called “Mexican War” of 1884 in which he stood off an estimated 80 Texas cowboys in a confrontation at Frisco Plaza in western Socorro County. Baca practiced law in Albuquerque for many years.
  • Ernest Thompson Seton died

    Ernest Thompson Seton died
    Naturalist and writer Ernest Thompson Seton died in Santa Fe at the age of 86. A founder of the Boy Scouts, He wrote widely on nature subjects. While he spent much of his life in Canada, he lived in New Mexico from 1930 until his death.
  • UFO crashes between Roswell and Corona.

     UFO crashes between Roswell and Corona.
    UFO allegedly crashes between Roswell and Corona, believers claim U.S. government institutes massive coverup of the incident.
    Sometime in 1947.
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    Administration of State Governor Thomas J. Mabry

    Sometime from 1947- 1950. Administration of State Governor Thomas J. Mabry. His Lieutenant Governor was Joseph M. Montoya. Mabry also served as a New Mexico Supreme Court justice
  • Native Americans won right to vote in elections

    Native Americans won right to vote in elections
    In 1948, the Arizona Supreme Court struck down a provision of its state constitution that prohibited Indians from voting. Other states followed suit, and in 1962 New Mexico became the last state to fully enfranchise Native Americans. Like African Sometime in 1948. Americans, Native Americans became the brunt of unfair voting mechanisms, such as poll taxes and literacy tests. With the passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965, Native American voting rights were strengthened. g
  • Uranium discovered

    Uranium discovered
    Paddy Martinez, a Navajo sheephearder, discovered Uranim sometime in 1950, ever since, New Mexico has been a significant Uranium producer. Most of the Uranium was found in the Grants mineral belt.
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    First administration of State Governor Edwin L. Mechem

    Sometime from 1951- 1954. The first administration of State Governor Edwin L. Mechem, a Republican. His Lieutenant Governor was Tibo J. Chávez, a Democrat. Mechem served a total of four two-year terms in the governor’s office between 1951 and 1962 but did not complete his final term because he succeeded Dennis Chávez in the United States Senate after Chávez died in late 1962. It was only during his last term that he had a Republican Lieutenant Governor.
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    Administration of State Governor John F. Simms, Jr.

    Sometime from 1955-1956. Administration of State Governor John F. Simms, Jr. , a Democrat. His Lieutenant Governor was Joseph M. Montoya. Governor Simms, at 38, was the youngest man to hold the office, and he served a single two-year term
  • Trans World Airlines flight 260 crashed

    Trans World Airlines flight 260 crashed
    Trans World Airlines flight 260 en route to Santa Fe, a Martin 404 carrying 13 passengers and three crewmembers, crashed into the Dragon’s Tooth pinnacle in the Sandia Mountains. There were no survivors.
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    The third term of State Governor Edwin L. Mechem

    From somtime in 1957- to sometime in 1958. The second administration (third term) of State Governor Edwin L. Mechem. His Lieutenant Governor was Joseph M. Montoya.
  • Buddy Holly records Peggy Sue

    Buddy Holly records Peggy Sue
    In early July. Buddy Holly recorded his 1957 hit song, Peggy Sue, at The Norman Petty Studios in Clovis. Jimmy Gilmer & the Fireballs also recorded their No. 1 song, Sugar Shack, at the same studios in 1963.
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    Administration of State Governor John Burroughs

    Sometime in 1959-1960. Administration of State Governor John Burroughs, a Democrat. His Lieutenant Governor was Ed. V. Mead. Governor Burroughs was in the peanut processing business in Portales, New Mexico, and was therefore known as the “peanut politician,” long before Jimmy Carter, himself a peanut farmer, was elected President of the United States.
  • United States Senator Dennis Chávez died

    United States Senator Dennis Chávez died
    United States Senator Dennis Chávez died of cancer. He had served in the Senate for nearly 30 years, beginning in 1935 when incumbent Senator Bronson Cutting was killed in an airplane crash. Chávez had previously served in the United States House of Representatives. He was succeeded in the Senate by former governor Ed Mechem.
  • Governor Edwin L. Mechem resigned

    Governor Edwin L. Mechem resigned
    Governor Edwin L. Mechem resigned from office and was succeeded by Lieutenant Governor Tom Bolack. Bolack immediately appointed Mechem to the U. S. Senate seat that had been vacated by the death of Senator Dennis Chávez.
  • Administration of State Governor Tom Bolack.

    Administration of State Governor Tom Bolack.
    Sometime in December 1962. Administration of State Governor Tom Bolack. Governor Bolack only served one month in office. He assumed the office when Edwin Mechem resigned on November 30, 1962, to accept appointment to the United States Senate. Jack M. Campbell had been elected earlier in the month, and took office on January 1, 1943. The governor’s wife, Alice, didn’t bother to move to Santa Fe from Farmington.
  • James Peter Davis, transferred from Puerto Rico

    James Peter Davis, transferred from Puerto Rico the month before, was installed as the ninth archbishop of Santa Fe. He served until 1974.
  • Tram and Interchange Built

    Tram and Interchange Built
    The tram opened on May 7, 1966. The interchange was finnised sometime in 1966. The Sandia Peak Tramway, the longest of its kind in North America, opened. And the I-25 and I-40 interchange, “The Big I,” was completed.
  • Sandia Peak Tramway was completed

    Sandia Peak Tramway was completed
    At a cost of nearly $2 million, the Sandia Peak Tramway was completed by Bob Nordhaus and Ben Abruzzo.
  • "Roundhouse" is deicated the New State Capitol

    "Roundhouse" is deicated the New State Capitol
    New state capitol, the "Roundhouse," is dedicated. The building was designed by W.C. Kruger and constructed by Robert E. McKee. The capitol contains 232,346 square feet and was built for the cost of $4,676,860, or $20 per square foot .
  • New State Constitution rejected.

    New State Constitution rejected.
    Somtime in 1969. Proposed new state constitution is rejected by voters. It was rejected because it would have decreased employment, and the housing market.
  • Balloon Fiesta Founded

     Balloon Fiesta Founded
    Somrtime in 1972. The first gathering of 13 balloons was held in the parking lot of Coronado Center in 1972. Today the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta hosts nearly 1,000 balloons.
  • Robert Fortune Sánchez was named the tenth archbishop of Santa Fe

    Robert Fortune Sánchez was named the tenth archbishop of Santa Fe
    Robert Fortune Sánchez (1934-) was named the tenth archbishop of Santa Fe. He served until 1993. Archbishop Sánchez was the first New Mexico born priest to become archbishop, and he was among the youngest archbishops in the United States. He served until 1993.
  • Bill Gates and Paul Allen Complete BASIC

    Bill Gates and Paul Allen Complete BASIC
    BASIC is the first computer language program written for a personal computer. Bill Gates and Paul Allen create a partnership called Micro-soft. Microsoft was started in ABQ. It will grow into one of the largest U.S. corporations and place them among the world's richest people.
  • New Mexico State Penitentiary riot: Deadliest prison riot in U. S. occurred at New Mexico State Penitentiary

    New Mexico State Penitentiary riot: Deadliest prison riot in U. S. occurred at New Mexico State Penitentiary
    Took place on February 2 and 3, 1980, in the state's maximum security prison south of Santa Fe. It was one of the most violent prison riots in the history of the American correctional system: 33 inmates died and more than 200 inmates were treated for injuries.[1] None of the 12 officers taken hostage were killed, but seven were treated for injuries caused by beatings and rapes.
  • Construction work began on the Intel

    Construction work began on the Intel
    Construction work began on the Intel plant in Sandoval County, near Rio Rancho. It became one of New Mexico’s largest employers.
  • Space shuttle Columbia landed at Holloman Air Force Base

    Space shuttle Columbia landed at Holloman Air Force Base
    It was going to land at Kirkland, but it was later decided that they were going to land in Holloman AFB, due to it's larger landing area.
  • Cíbola County created.

    Cíbola County created.
    Cíbola County created. It was named for the Seven Cities of Cíbola which were sought by Spanish explorer Francisco Vázquez de Coronado in the 16th century. Cibola County was carved out of the western part of Valencia County.
  • Route 66 Decommissioned

     Route 66 Decommissioned
    Sometime within 1985. When the highway was decommissioned, sections of the road were disposed of in various ways. Within many cities, the route became a "business loop" for the interstate. Some sections became state roads, local roads, private drives, or were abandoned completely. Although it is no longer possible to drive Route 66 uninterrupted all the way from Chicago to Los Angeles, much of the original route and alternate alignments are still drivable with careful planning.
  • New Mexico observes Columbus Quincentenary

    New Mexico observes Columbus Quincentenary
    Sometime in 1992. Marking the 500th anniversary of the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the land that would become known as the Americas, the Columbus Quincentenary was a problematic commemoration. Picture: Columbus Quincentenary coin (back).
  • Melanie Cravens and her three daughters, were all killed in a head-on collision on Interstate Route 40

    Melanie Cravens and her three daughters, were all killed in a head-on collision on Interstate Route 40
    Melanie Cravens and her three daughters, Kandyce Woodard, 9, Erin Woodard, 8 and Kacee Woodard, 5, were all killed in a head-on collision on Interstate Route 40 west of Albuquerque by a vehicle traveling in the wrong lane of traffic. Gordon House of Thoreau, New Mexico was convicted of Driving While Intoxicated and four counts of vehicular homicide in 1995. Picture: A crash, not this crash.
  • NAFTA agreement increased trade

    NAFTA agreement increased trade
    NAFTA took affect on January 1, 1994. The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) increased trade with Mexico. Following diplomatic negotiations dating back to 1986 among the three nations, the leaders met in San Antonio, Texas, on December 17, 1992, to sign NAFTA. The agreement then needed to be ratified by each nation's legislative or parliamentary branch.
  • New Mexico celebrates its cuartocentenario

    New Mexico celebrates its cuartocentenario
    Sometime in 1998. New Mexico celebrated cuartocentenario, 400th anniversary of its founding. Commemorating its 1598 founding by Juan de Onate.
  • Marilyn's Birthday

    Marilyn's Birthday
    The day the the world was bound to end. The day that a massive serial killer was brought into the world. We're all doomed. Picture: Marlyin is on the right, not the far right, on the far right is Greg. Regina's on the left.
  • My Birthday

    My Birthday
    The day that I came into the world. Also the day that my grandma got her first girl (She didn't have any girls, only my Dad and uncle.) I am her very first girl. Picture: I'm in the red.
  • Regina's Birthday

    Regina's Birthday
    A little under a year after I was born, my "brother" was brought into the world. Picture: "Brother" is on the far left, in the white.
  • Downtown Revitalization Begins

     Downtown Revitalization Begins
    Sometime in 2000. Government and community organizations rally together to make Downtown Albuquerque a business, entertainment and residential center.
  • Valles Caldera National Preserve established

    Valles Caldera National Preserve established
    The American people purchased approximately 89,000 acres of the Baca Ranch in northern New Mexico. The Valles Caldera Preservation Act designated these lands as the Valles Caldera National Preserve, which is a unit of the National Forest System
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    Administration of State Governor Bill Richardson.

    Somtime in 2003-2010. Administration of State Governor Bill Richardson. His Lieutenant Governor was Diane D. Denish. Richardson’s bid for the Democratic Presidential nomination in the 2008 primary election was unsuccessful.
  • John Brennan was arrested

    John Brennan was arrested
    Albuquerque District Court Judge John Brennan was arrested on charges of possession of a controlled substance (cocaine) and tampering with evidence. He retired from office on July 9 of the same year.
  • 11.65% of state's employment was derived directly or indirectly from military spending

    11.65% of state's employment was derived directly or indirectly from military spending
    Sometime in May 2005. A May 2005 estimate by New Mexico State University is that 11.65% of the state's total employment arises directly or indirectly from military spending.
  • Albuquerque Celebrates Tricentennial

    Albuquerque Celebrates Tricentennial
    The opening event included an individual half-marathon, mass ascension of 100 hot air balloons at Albuquerque's Balloon Fiesta Park. The highlight of the day was performances and historical narrative celebrating Albuquerque's Native American, Spanish, Mexican, Territorial and Statehood eras.
  • New Mexico had highest poverty rate in US

    New Mexico had highest poverty rate in US
    Sometime in 2008. At 22.2 percent, New Mexico has the highest number of poor people of any state. A key factor to the rise in poverty was the loss of 3,900 jobs in the public sector over the year, according to New Mexico Voices for Children, a network of multi-issue child advocacy organizations. Picture Key: The darker the state is, the worse the poverty is.
  • Death penalty abolished

    Death penalty abolished
    On March 18, New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson signed the bill abolishing the death penalty (In New Mexico of corse).New Mexico became the 15th state to abandon capital punishment. Picture: Governor Richardson.
  • Semi-Formals/casual wear dance

    Semi-Formals/casual wear dance
    At the Ask Academy, on December 14, there will be a semi-formal/ casual wear dance. As in, you can wear either Semi-formal wear, or casual wear. It'll be really fun.