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Rio Grande Cutthroat Trout

New Mexico Rio Grande Cutthroat Trout One of two native species of Trout in New Mexico, the New Mexico cutthroat trout (Oncorhynchus clarki virginalis) became official state fish in 1955. Also known as the Rio Grande Cutthroat Trout, as one of fourteen subspecies of trout found in the Western United States, it is found in […]

Governor Lew Wallace

Lewis “Lew” Wallace served as Territorial Governor from 1878 to 1881.  After a long career in the United States Army, he had been appointed as Governor in the fall of 1878 by President Rutherford B. Hayes.  Wallace had previously earned a reputation as being an effective leader in both civil and military situations.  He succeeded […]

George W. Malone, Esq. (1875-1949)

Born in 1875 in the Reconstructionist Southern state of Mississippi, George W. Malone led an inspiring journey to become the first African American attorney licensed in New Mexico. Malone was first licensed in Mississippi, then New Mexico, then Kansas. after NM GW went to Kansas City, NM, died 1945 Married Bessie Gilmore in 1892 (insert […]

An Act to Provide for the Protection of Property in Slaves in this Territory (1859)

Be it enacted by the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of New Mexico: SECTION 1.  That every person who shall be convicted of the unlawful killing of a slave or other offence upon the person of a slave within this Territory, whether as principal or accessory, shall suffer the same pains and penalties as if […]