New Mexico State Facts and History

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New Mexico Quick Facts

State Symbol of New Mexico

State AircraftHot air balloon
State AmphibianNew Mexico spadefoot toad
State AnimalNew Mexico black bear
State BirdRoadrunner
State ButterflySandia hairstreak
State CookieBizcochito
State Cowboy Song“Under the New Mexico Skies”
State FishNew Mexico cutthroat trout
State FlowerYucca
State FolkloristClaude Stephenson
State FossilCoelophysis
State GemTurquoise
State GrassBlue grama grass
State GuitarNew Mexico sunrise
State InsectTarantula hawk wasp
State MammalSmokey bear
State MottoCrescit eundo (It grows as it goes)
State NecklaceSquash blossom necklace
State NicknameLand of Enchantment
State Poem“A Nuevo Mexico”
State Question“Red or green?”
State ReptileNew Mexico whiptail lizard
State TieBolo tie
State TrainCumbres & Toltec Railroad
State TreePinon pine
State VegetableChile and frijoles

College & Universities

Albuquerque Barber CollegeNew Mexico State University-Dona Ana
Brookline College-AlbuquerqueNew Mexico State University-Grants
Business Skills Institute-Las CrucesNew Mexico State University-Main Campus
Central New Mexico Community CollegeNorthern New Mexico College
Clovis Community CollegeOlympian University of Cosmetology
De Wolff College Hair Styling and CosmetologyPima Medical Institute-Albuquerque
Eastern New Mexico University-Main CampusPima Medical Institute-Albuquerque Massage School
Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell CampusSan Juan College
Eastern New Mexico University-Ruidoso CampusSanta Fe Community College
Eddy County Beauty CollegeSanta Fe University of Art and Design
Institute of American Indian and Alaska Native CultureSouthwest Acupuncture College-Albuquerque
ITT Technical Institute-AlbuquerqueSouthwest Acupuncture College-Santa Fe
Luna Community CollegeSouthwest Health Career Institute Inc
Mesalands Community CollegeSouthwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute
Metropolitan CollegeSt John’s College
National American University-AlbuquerqueThe Art Center Design College-Albuquerque
National American University-Rio RanchoUniversal Therapeutic Massage Institute
Navajo Technical CollegeUniversity of New Mexico-Gallup Campus
New Mexico Highlands UniversityUniversity of New Mexico-Los Alamos Campus
New Mexico Institute of Mining and TechnologyUniversity of New Mexico-Main Campus
New Mexico Junior CollegeUniversity of New Mexico-Taos Campus
New Mexico Military InstituteUniversity of New Mexico-Valencia County Campus
New Mexico State University-AlamogordoUniversity of Phoenix-Albuquerque Campus
New Mexico State University-CarlsbadUniversity of the Southwest
Western New Mexico University

Popular Tourist Attractions

  1. Los Alamos
  2. White Sands National Monument
  3. Taos Ski Valley
  4. Bandelier National Monument
  5. Sandia Peak Tramway
  6. Angel Fire Resort
  7. Georgia O’Keeffe Museum
  8. Philmont Scout Ranch
  9. Taos Pueblo
  10. Cliff’s Amusement Park
  11. Loretto Chapel
  12. ABQ BioPark
  13. Carlsbad Caverns National Park
  14. Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
  15. Petroglyph National Monument
  16. Albuquerque Museum
  17. Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array
  18. Sandia Mountains

Famous Natives and Residents

NameProfession
Kathy Bakeractress;
Notah Begay IIIgolfer;
Judy Blumeauthor;
Ernest L. Blumensheinartist;
William “Billy the Kid” Bonneyoutlaw;
Richard Bradfordauthor;
Ralph BuncheNobel Peace Prize winner;
Bruce Cabotactor;
Kit Carsonarmy scout and trapper;
Dennis Chavezformer senator;
John Chisumcattle king;
Mangus ColoradasApache leader;
Edward Condonphysicist;
Bill Dailyactor;
John Denversinger;
Bo Diddleyblues guitarist;
Patrick Garrettlawman;
Greer Garsonactress;
Sid Gutierrezastronaut;
William Hannaanimator;
Neil Patrick Harrisactor;
Carl Hatchsenator;
Tony Hillermanauthor;
Conrad Hiltonhotel executive;
Dennis Hopperactor;
Peter Hurdartist;
Preston Jonesplaywright and actor;
Ralph Kinerbaseball player and sportscaster;
Nancy Lopezgolfer;
Maria MartínezSan Ildefonso Pueblo potter;
Demi Mooreactress;
Jim Morrisonsinger and songwriter;
Bill Mauldinpolitical cartoonist;
Popé SanJuan Pueblo medicine man and leader;
Georgia O’Keeffepainter;
Harrison Schmittastronaut and representative;
Kim Stanleyactress;
Slim Summervilleactor;
Clyde Tombaughastronomer;
Al Unser, Bobby Unserauto racers;
VictorioApache chief;
Linda WertheimerNPR correspondent;
Kathy Whitworthgolfer.

Famous Actors And Actresses

  1. Anna Gunn
  2. Neil Patrick Harris
  3. Demi Moore

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