On June 14, National Mexico Day recognizes The Land of Enchantment.

Home to ancestral Pueblos and later to the Navajo, Ute, and Apache, New Mexico’s Southwestern landscape is dotted with ruins that withstand the test of time.

Landscape Dreams, A New Mexico Portrait Kindle Edition  by Marin Sardy  (Author), Jeanetta Calhoun Mish (Author), & 2
Landscape Dreams, A New Mexico Portrait Kindle Edition

by Marin Sardy  (Author), Jeanetta Calhoun Mish (Author)

In the Northeastern part of the state, Vulcanologists and adventurers can explore the extinct Capulin Volcano. Retaining its distinctly volcanic shape, Capulin Volcano rises more than 1000 feet above the surrounding base.

The unique landscape of White Sands National Monument in Southern New Mexico creates backdrops only imagined in the movies. That’s why not only Hollywood but commercials and more find their way there to film and record.

Dreamland: Travels Inside the Secret World of Roswell and Area 51 Paperback – Unabridged, May 18, 1999  by Phil Patton  (Author)
Dreamland: Travels Inside the Secret World of Roswell and Area 51 Paperback – Unabridged, May 18, 1999

by Phil Patton  (Author)

New Mexico does not lack for Hollywood subjects. From Roswell and the Manhattan Project to the Very Large Array, The Land of Enchantment is full of intrigue and mystery. It sets us up for conspiracy and thickening plots.

Roswell, New Mexico: The Complete First Season  Mod  Julie Plec (Director), Jeanine Mason (Actor), & 1 more  Rated:    NR 
Roswell, New Mexico: The Complete First Season

Julie Plec (Director), Jeanine Mason (Actor), & 1 more  

Quench your thirst to the north in Cimarron Canyon State Park. Towering palisades will overwhelm, while streams will lead you to tumbling waterfalls.

While the state was primarily settled by Spanish explorers, military and pioneers in the early 1600s, the seasoning that runs deep within the roots of the landscape is the chile. These flavorful, heat-infused peppers from Central America are added to soups, eggs, sandwiches, and even desserts. In New Mexico, chiles are everywhere.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Explore the sites, flavors, and beauty of New Mexico and use #NationalNewMexicoDay to share on social media. Today is also Nation Flag Day.

HIDDEN TREASURES

The Lightning Field – Quemado

La Cieneguilla Petroglyph Site – Santa Fe

The World’s Largest PistachioLand – Alamogordo

The Very Large Array – Datil

Mangus Caloradas – Apache leader – (1793 – January 18, 1863)

Mangus Caloradas

Victorio – Apache leader – ( 1825 – October 14, 1880)

In the Days of Victorio; Recollections of a Warm Springs Apache Paperback – November 1, 1972  by Eve Ball (Author), James Kaywaykla (Author)
In the Days of Victorio; Recollections of a Warm Springs Apache

by Eve Ball (Author), James Kaywaykla (Author)

Conrad Hilton – Businessman – (December 25, 1887 – January 3, 1979)

The Hiltons: The True Story of an American Dynasty Kindle Edition  by J. Randy Taraborrelli  (Author) 
The Hiltons: The True Story of an American Dynasty Kindle Edition

by J. Randy Taraborrelli  (Author) 

Margaret Larkin – Author – (July 7, 1899 – May 7, 1967)

Singing Cowboy. A Book of Western Songs. Hardcover – Import, January 1, 1931  by Margaret Larkin (Editor), Helen Black (Adapter)
Singing Cowboy. A Book of Western Songs

by Margaret Larkin (Editor), Helen Black (Adapter)

Edward Condon – Nuclear physicist – (March 2, 1902 – March 26, 1974)

Edward Condon - Nuclear physicist

Peter Hurd – Artist – (February 22, 1904 – July 9, 1984)

My Land is the Southwest: Peter Hurd Letters and Journals Paperback – June 1, 2000  by Robert Metzger (Editor), Paul Horgan (Introduction)
My Land is the Southwest: Peter Hurd Letters and Journals

by Robert Metzger (Editor), Paul Horgan (Introduction)

William Hanna – Animator – (July 14, 1910 – March 22, 2001)

William Hanna and Joseph Barbera: The Sultans of Saturday Morning (Legends of Animation) Library Binding – May 31, 2011  by Jeff Lenburg  (Author)
The people behind Yogi Bear, The Jetsons, and more of your favorites.
William Hanna and Joseph Barbera: The Sultans of Saturday Morning (Legends of Animation)

by Jeff Lenburg  (Author)

Pete Alvarado – Animator – (February 22, 1920 – December 27, 2003)

Pete Alvarado

Bill Mauldin – Cartoonist – (October 29, 1921 – January 2003)

Bill Mauldin: A Life Up Front Kindle Edition  by Todd DePastino  (Author )

Carolyn S. Shoemaker – Astronomer – (June 24, 1929 -)

Carolyn S. Shoemaker

Harrison Schmitt – Geologist – (July 3, 1935 – )

Return to the Moon: Exploration, Enterprise, and Energy in the Human Settlement of Space Hardcover – November 16, 2005  by Harrison Schmitt (Author)
Return to the Moon: Exploration, Enterprise, and Energy in the Human Settlement of Space

by Harrison Schmitt (Author)

Al Unser – Racecar driver – (May 29, 1939-)

Al Unser

John Denver – Singer-Songwriter -(December 31, 1943 – October 12, 1997)

The Essential John Denver  John Denver
The Essential John Denver

John Denver
Take Me Home: An Autobiography Kindle Edition  by John Denver  (Author), Arthur Tobier (Author)  
Take Me Home: An Autobiography Kindle Edition

by John Denver  (Author), Arthur Tobier (Author)  

Lydia Villa-Komaroff, – Molecular Biologist – (August 7, 1947 -)

Lydia Villa-Komaroff


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