January 6th, 1912....New Mexico officially became a state so we'd like to say Happy 110th Birthday to our lovely state!
Here's some facts about our state....
1) At 7000 feet above sea level, Santa Fe is the nations highest capitol city (and OLDEST Capitol city)
2) 1/4 Of New Mexico Is forested, and the state has 7 National Forests including the Gila, which is the largest national forest in the country at 3.3 million acres
3) The Real Smokey The Bear was found trapped in a tree in a forest fire in Lincoln County, New Mexico in 1950
4) The Palace Of Governors Is the Oldest Government building in the United States, built in 1610
5) New Mexico has more sheep and cattle than people
6) You can find Moon Rocks in New Mexico, At the International Space Hall of Fame in Alamogordo
7) Truth or Consequences, New Mexico was originally named Hot Springs, they changed their name in 1950 to the name of a popular Radio Quiz Show at the time.
8) New Mexico's State Constitution officially declares that we are a bilingual state (English and Spanish)
9) Wheeler Peak is the state's highest location at 13,167 feet
10) The Lowest Point in New Mexico is Red Bluff Reservoir at 2,842 feet
11) Taos Pueblo has been inhabited for over 1,000 years!
12) New Mexico has more PHDs per capita than any other state
13) You can see 5 different states from the top of Capulin Volcano
14) Santa Fe was founded 10 years before the pilgrims landed at Plymouth
15) Blue Law...It's illegal to dance while wearing a sombrero
16) 75% of New Mexico's Roads are unpaved
17) Of course...we are home to the largest Balloon Festival in the world! The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta!