On June 20, 1850, by a vote of 8,371 to 39, the citizens of New Mexico overwhelmingly voted in favor of this Constitution as a first step establishment of Statehood for New Mexico.
New Mexico has the good fortune to have not only one, but three State songs.
Important dates in July in New Mexico.
Not many know that the famous red and yellow Zia flag is not the original State Flag of New Mexico. While the best flag in history, the Zia flag was adopted as New Mexico’s second State flag in 1925, a good 13 years after New Mexico’s admittance into the United States as the 47th state. […]
New Mexico’s first Territorial Seal was designed in 1851, shortly after the United States’ acquisition due to the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. While there is no record of the original Territorial Seal – which according to the New Mexico Secretary of State may be encapsulated in the Soldier’s Monument on the Santa Fe Plaza – […]
Born May 3, 1920, New Mexico raised John Aaron Lewis was an American jazz pianist and composer and is best known as the musical director of the Modern Jazz Quartet. Born in Illinois, he was raised near the South Broadway Cultural Center in Albuquerque. He attended the University of New Mexico where he studied music and […]
Born in New York in 1945, New Mexican Cowboy Poet Baxter Black grew up in Las Cruces, New Mexico. He attended Las Cruces High School where he was in the Future Farmers of America, graduated from New Mexico State University, and obtained his Doctorate from Colorado State University. After practicing veterinary science, he transitioned into […]
Crescit Eundo: It Goes as it Grows. Crescit Eundo, New Mexico’s State Motto, has been translated into a variety of similar sayings. It Increases by Going. It Increases as it Goes Along. Or, my personal favorite and probably the most famous translation: It Goes as It Grows. What is Crecit Eundo? Crecit Eundo, New Mexico’s […]
June Dates in New Mexico History
The name Alexander Doniphan isn’t well known to the average New Mexican. I don’t remember hearing it when I took New Mexico history in fifth grade, nor do I remember it during New Mexico history at University. Nobody really speaks of him today. Nevertheless, we largely owe to Colonel Doniphan the foundation of most New […]