Stories from the Land of Enchantment

The Enchantment Chronicles

Zia Symbol
The Tsiya ("Zia") symbol is known throughout the world and has largely been recognized as one of the most beautiful and complete symbols known to man. The symbol was also stolen and is used largely without permission of …
New Mexico State Seal
New Mexico's first Territorial Seal was designed in 1851, shortly after the United States' acquisition due to the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. While there is no record of the original Territorial Seal – which according to the New …
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, …
The History of the NM State Flag
History of the NM State Flag Everyone who is anyone knows the New Mexico State Flag is one of the best flags in history. Indeed, the NM State Flag has won silly internet polls dating back to the …
State Songs of New Mexico
State Songs of New Mexico New Mexico has the good fortune to have not only one, but three State songs, each of which has an accompanying statute approved and signed by the Governor of New Mexico. ¡Asi es …

People of New Mexico

John Lewis
One of the greatest Jazz composers grew up in Albuquerque. John Lewis graduated from the University of …
Governor Lew Wallace
Lewis “Lew” Wallace served as Territorial Governor from 1878 to 1881.  After a long career in the …
George W. Malone, Esq. (1875-1949)
Born in 1875 in the Reconstructionist Southern state of Mississippi, George W. Malone led an inspiring journey …
Miguel Antonio Otero I (1829-1882)
Born on June 21, 1929, in Valencia, New Mexico – what was then the first Republic of …
Alexander William Doniphan
The name Alexander Doniphan isn't well known to the average New Mexican. I don't remember hearing it …
George W. Malone: New Mexico’s first African American attorney
George W. Malone The following was authored by Janice Dunnahoo at the Roswell Daily Record Special to …

Places of New Mexico

San Lorenzo Canyon
Martineztown
Martineztown is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Albuquerque and is unlike anywhere else in the city. A former farming …
Fort Craig, New Mexico
Established in 1853 by the United States Army, Fort Craig served an important role in the incorporation of New Mexico …
Engle, New Mexico
Old Schoolhouse/Church in Engle, New Mexico There's not much to Engle nowadays and maybe that's how it's supposed to be. …

Events of New Mexico

1846 Bill of Rights as Declared by BRIGADIER GENERAL STEPHEN W. KEARNY
September 22, 1846 That the great and essential principles of liberty and free government may be recognized and established it is hereby declared: First. That …
Gadsden Purchase
After the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo was ratified on February 2, 1848, the southern portion of New Mexico and Arizona largely remained in Mexico, with most …

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