Sunday, January 6, 2013

Happy Birthday, New Mexico!

Today is the anniversary of New Mexico being admitted to our United States of America.
Date of Admittance: January 6, 1912
Parentage: The name is thought to have been coined by 16th Century Spaniards because it was north-west of the Rio Grande.
Place in the Family
Number 47
Oklahoma was admitted five years before (Nov 1907)
and Arizona was admitted one month after (Feb 1912)
"It grows as it goes"
Like weeds?

The Land of Enchantment
This is kind of romantic, but I don't really understand it. Is New Mexico really 
all that enchanted? I guess I'm impervious to their magic. Sorry! 

On the License Plate
Celebrating their centennial

State Flag
A yellow field with a Zia sun emblem in the center.
This is probably one of my favorite state flags.
It isn't the same old blue field or the same old red-white-blue mix.
I love it!

First City You Probably Think of
When You Think "New Mexico"
Actual State Capital: Santa Fe

State Size (Area) is 5th of 50
Population is closer to 36th of 50
(per 2000 Census figures)

New Mexico Sports:
Alien Watching?

Anybody From New Mexico
Ever Grow Up To Be President?

Good vs Evil
(Wild West version)
Apache Chief

Billy the Kid
place of birth is unknown, but 
 died and is buried at Fort Sumter, NM

New Mexican Celebrities
Apache Chief
(portrayed by Michael Ansara 
on "Broken Arrow")

Conrad Hilton

Bruce Cabot
actor, "King Kong," etc

Area 51
this item is not actually on this list.
move on, civilian

Bugs Bunny 
"I guess I took a wrong turn
at Albuquerque!" 

Roswell, New Mexico
UFO capital of the world 

Road Runner & Wile E. Coyote
the state bird and his friend (?)

John Denver
singer, actor, environmentalist

Demi Moore
actress, "Ghost," "GI Jane"

Neil Patrick Harris
actor, "Doogie Howser," 
"How I Met Your Mother"

Freddie Prinze, Jr. 
actor, "Summer Catch"

Jesse Tyler Ferguson
actor, "Modern Family"

A Song For You.... 
"On The Atchison, Topeka, and the Santa Fe"
sung by Judy Garland and company
song written by Harry Warren & Johnny Mercer 
Academy Award-winning song of 1946
 from the MGM film "The Harvey Girls"
although the train itself never actually got as far as Santa Fe! 

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