On June 14, National Mexico Day recognizes The Land of Enchantment.
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.
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.
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.
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)
Victorio – Apache leader – ( 1825 – October 14, 1880)
Conrad Hilton – Businessman – (December 25, 1887 – January 3, 1979)
Margaret Larkin – Author – (July 7, 1899 – May 7, 1967)
Edward Condon – Nuclear physicist – (March 2, 1902 – March 26, 1974)
Peter Hurd – Artist – (February 22, 1904 – July 9, 1984)
William Hanna – Animator – (July 14, 1910 – March 22, 2001)
Pete Alvarado – Animator – (February 22, 1920 – December 27, 2003)
Bill Mauldin – Cartoonist – (October 29, 1921 – January 2003)
Carolyn S. Shoemaker – Astronomer – (June 24, 1929 -)
Harrison Schmitt – Geologist – (July 3, 1935 – )
Al Unser – Racecar driver – (May 29, 1939-)
John Denver – Singer-Songwriter -(December 31, 1943 – October 12, 1997)
Lydia Villa-Komaroff, – Molecular Biologist – (August 7, 1947 -)
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