The State of New Mexico is located in the
southwestern region of United States. It became a U.S. territory in 1850 and was
admitted to the Union, as a state, in 1912. The capital is
Santa Fe and
Albuquerque is the largest city.
Outdoor sports are very
popular in New Mexico, including fishing, boating, water skiing, hiking and
San Francisco de Asís Mission Church, in Ranchos de Taos. It was built between
1772 and 1816 when New Mexico was part of the Vice-Royalty of New Spain. The
mission at Ranchos de Taos was established in the early 18th century.
White Sands Ground Terminal (WSGT) near Las Cruces, New
Mexico, was chosen as the location for the first Tracking and Data Relay
Satellite (TDRS), . It was built in the 1970s and 1980s. By the late 1990s, all
Tracking and Data Relay Satellite Systems operations were controlled from WSGT
Tyuonyi Village from the Frey Trail, New Mexico. It is only
one of several large pueblos located within Bandelier National Monument.
Ancestral Pueblo people lived across the Pajarito Plateau and had cultural links
with the people of Mesa Verde and Chaco Canyon
(photo by Sally King).
Hiking at sunset along the Alkali Flat trail, in White
Sands National Park.
Hot-air balloons, Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta, New Mexico.
Below, Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, in Santa Fe.
Great horned owl (Bubo virginianus), in New Mexico.
It is a large owl native to the America.
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Santa Fe, the state capital
(photo Tourism Santa Fe).