New Mexico Tourism Division, Lamy Building, 491 Old Santa Fe Trail,
P O Box 20002, Santa Fe NM 87501; 505-827-7400; 800-733-6396 or
800-545-2070. Email: email@example.com.
State Aircraft: hot air balloon
State Amphibian: New Mexico spadefoot toad
State Animal: black bear
State Ballad: Land of Enchantment: New Mexico
State Bilingual Song: New Mexico - Mi Lindo Nuevo Mexico
State Bird: roadrunner or chaparral bird
State Butterfly: Sandia hairstreak
State Colors: red and yellow
State Cookie: bizcochito
State Fish: Rio Grande cutthroat trout
State Flower: yucca flower
State Fossil: Coelophysis (a Triassic dinosaur)
State Gem: turquoise
State Grass: blue grama
State Insect: tarantula hawk wasp
State Motto: It grows as it goes.
State Nickname: Land of Enchantment
State Poem: A Nuevo Mexico
State Question: Red or green? (refers to chiles)
State Reptile: New Mexico whiptail lizard
State Soil: Penistaja
State Slogan: Everybody is somebody in New Mexico.
State Song: O, Fair New Mexico
State Spanish Song: Asi Es Nuevo Mejico
State Symbol: zia (symbol on the flag above)
State Tie: bolo tie
State Tree: piñon pine or nut pine
State Vegetable: chile and frijoles (pinto beans)
Acoma Pueblo Sky City Cultural
Center, P O Box 310, Pueblo of Acoma, NM 87034; 505-552-7860. Web:
http://www.skycity.com. North America's oldest, continuously inhabited Indian Pueblo.
Sky City hosts the World Posole Cooking and Eating Championships every November.
Mescalero, New Mexico Mescalero Tribal Capital, P O Box 227, Mescalero NM 88340; 505-464-4494; Fax: 505-464-9191.
Dulce, New Mexico Jicarilla Apache Tribal Capital, P O Box 507, Dulce NM 87528; 505-759-3242; Fax: 505-759-3005.
San Juan do los Caballeros Don Juan de Oñata established the first
Spanish capital of New Mexico in 1598 near Española, New Mexico. Española
Valley Chamber of Commerce, 710 Paseo de Oρate, P O Box 190, Española,
New Mexico 87532-0190; 505-753-2821; Fax: 505-753-1252. Email:
Santa Fe, New Mexico Palace of Governors, 105 E Palace Avenue, Santa Fe
NM 87501. Web: http://www.legis.state.nm.us. Built in 1610, the Palace served as the seat of government
for the Spanish. Santa Fe is the oldest capital city in the United States (since 1607). The current State Capital is on Old Santa Fe
Trail between East De Vargas and Paseo de Peralta.
La Mesilla, New Mexico During the Civil War, Confederate soldiers declared this small town their capital of
both New Mexico and Arizona.
Las Vegas, New Mexico Las Vegas and San
Miguel County Chamber of Commerce, 701 Grand Avenue, P O Box 128, Las Vegas, NM
87701; 505-425-8631; Fax: 505-425-3057 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web:
http://www.lasvegasnm.org. Temporary capital
of New Mexico when Santa Fe was abandoned for a time during the Civil War.
O, Fair New Mexico; Land of Enchantment: New Mexico; South of Santa Fe; New Mexico - Mi Lindo Nuevo Mexico; Asi Es Nuevo Mejico.
25% of New Mexico is forested. New Mexico contains seven national forests,
including the nation's first and largest wilderness
area, the 3.3 million acre Gila Wilderness.