47th State (January 6, 1912), the southwest U.S.
State Abbreviation: NM
Nickname: Land of Enchantment
Origin of Name: From the country of Mexico
New Mexico State Symbols
Motto: Crescit Eundo (It Grows As It Goes)
Ballad: The Land of Enchantment
Colors: Red and Yellow
Fish: Cutthroat Trout
Poem: A Nuevo México
Song: O Fair New Mexico and Asi es Nuevo Mexico
Vegetables: Chile &
Things to Know
The design on New Mexico's state flag is the Zia Sun Symbol which
originated with the Indians of the Zia Pueblo in ancient times.
One of the world's largest cave systems.
White Sands National Monument
A desert made of gypsum sand.
Famous New Mexicans:
Noble Peace Prize winner. First person of color to be awarded the
Nobel Peace Prize.
Oliver LaFarge, Pulitzer Prize Winning author
, a.k.a "Billy the Kid" is New Mexico's most
(1791-1863), Apache leader
-Author, naturalist, artist, co-founder of the Boy Scouts
Things to Do
New Mexico State Bird and
State Flower Printable Color Page.
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New Mexico Color Page
Printable color pages of the prehistoric pottery geometric designs of
Mimbres Valley New Mexico. A new window will open.
Sites to See
, one of the great American artists of the 20th-century
Georgia O'Keeffe was instantly drawn to New Mexico's starkly beautiful landscape from the moment she first saw it in 1917.
International Rattlesnake Museum
The Rattlesnake Museum in Albuquerque, New Mexico is home to the
largest collection of different species of live rattlesnakes in the world!
Explore the rugged beauty of New Mexico’s Chaco Canyon.
Pueblo de Taos, New Mexico
Well-preserved group of adobe houses is thought to date from before 1400.
Anasazi Hohokam Mogollon Indians of the Southwest
Southwest Chaco Canyon Pueblo Culture Pictures.
Southwest Native Americans
History and Information.
Things to Do-Other Sites
New Mexico State Quarter
Read about the New Mexico State Quater and print
out the color page.
New Mexico Flag
The history of the black bear cub that survived a fire in New Mexico
and became the living symbol of Smokey Bear.
Smokey Bear Kids
New Mexico Folktales