June 14 is an important day for New Mexico as it is both Flag Day and National New Mexico Day. To celebrate, we will learn the history of the Zia, New Mexico’s beautiful State Flag. Unbeknownst to many, despite the Zia being the best flag in the word, the famous red and yellow flag is not […]
Ruidoso, located in the southern part of New Mexico, is a charming village nestled in the Sierra Blanca mountain range of the Rocky Mountains. Known for its stunning natural surroundings and elevation ranging from 5,400 to 11,580 feet, it attracts outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers. The area is home to the Smokey Bear Historical Park, dedicated to wildfire prevention, and offers wildlife viewing opportunities. Ruidoso also boasts a rich history in horse racing with the Ruidoso Downs racetrack and is home to Ski Apache, the southernmost ski area in the Rockies. The village features a thriving arts scene, casinos, and a historic downtown area, making it a popular year-round destination.
New Mexico, a state known for its enchanting beauty and rich history, carries an array of intriguing symbols that hold captivating tales of origin and evolution. The Enchantment Chronicles, a dedicated podcast series, provides listeners with an immersive journey through the enchanting history of New Mexico. This particular episode embarks on a riveting exploration of […]
Jornada del Muerto’srich cultural and scientific heritage make it a unique and fascinating place, and it is well worth a visit for anyone interested in the history and culture of the Southwest.
Events 2022: December 1-3 (Thurs – Sat) – 41st Annual Red Rock Balloon Rally in Gallup; and the Festival of the Cranes at Bosque del Apache in Socorro. December 3 (Sat) – ABQ Twinkle Light Parade in Nob Hill, Albuquerque; Starlight Parade and St. Nick Night in Corrales; and Winter Letters From the Reservation at […]
Events: November 1, 2022 – Dia de los Muertos Celebration at the Plaza in Old Town, Albuquerque, New Mexico November 4, 2022 – Fred Harvey History Weekend at the New Mexico History Museum the Man of Enchantment’s Newsletter is a reader-supported publication. To receive new posts and support my work, consider becoming a free or […]
Events: 2022 October 1-9 – The 50th Annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta takes place at Balloon Fiesta Park in Albuquerque, New Mexico. 2022 October 1-2 – 50th Annual Harvest Festival at El Rancho de Las Golondrinas 2022 October 1 – 11th Annual New Mexico Brew Festival 2022 October 3 – 100th Annual Eastern New Mexico […]
2022 September 2 – The 97th Annual burning of Zozobra is held in Santa Fe, New Mexico, at Fort Marcy Park. 2022 September 2 – The 50th Annual Hatch Chile Festival is held in Hatch, New Mexico, marking a half century of celebration of one of the State Vegetables of New Mexico. 2022 September 6 […]
George McJunkin discovered the Folsom Points, which resulted in a sea change of understanding of pre-historic peoples in North America.
Kearny Code of Laws Letter of General Kearny to the Adjutant General.Headquarters, Army of the West, Santa Fe, New Mexico September 22, 1846. Sir: – I enclose herewith a copy of the laws prepared for the government of the territory of New Mexico, and a list of appointments to civil offices in the territory, both […]