What are some facts about the state of New Mexico?

I am Doing a Project for school and I was wondering if you could help me out.

Here is the format:

UPDATE population facts and ethnic facts

You will need the flag replicated – KNOW the meanings

**Year of statehood, capital, etc. (see all data on these pages)

**Interesting stories that accompany your state becoming a state/ date/ etc.

**State Flower/ motto/ state song (play a copy for us)/ state animal, if one (usually there’s a bird)

**WRITE to the state capital for information . . . or directly to tourist attractions for pamphlets, etc.

What to see and do: **Why do tourists visit your state?

Research at least three of those destinations IN DETAIL

**Industry/economy: KNOW the details of what supports the people in your state. Take Connecticut, for example: The textbook says “manufacturing, retail trade, government.” EXPLAIN what is manufactured/ from where the raw materials come/ to whom the goods are sold/ WHAT goods are involved in the “retail trade?” What about the government?

**Foods/ cultural details/ Florida, for instance, has cultural influences form the Spanish, not only from the early explorers (Think St. Augustine and architectural influences), but also from the influx of Hispanic people from Cuba, Puerto Rico, and so forth. Think about Little Havana in Tampa (rolled cigars) and sponge trade from Tarpon Springs (Greek influences).

**Climate/ geographical features (land and water features)

**Climagraph – Well drawn and colored and mounted on your tri-fold board

Are there any sports teams there you want to highlight? Colleges, universities, other details from your research of your state.

What famous people live there, are from there (born there)? For instance, though not born here, Ernest Hemingway is associated with Key West, in Florida.

**Governor/ federal officials (Senators and Congressmen)/

Websites: infoplease.com (click on the fifty states)

And do a search using (name of your state).gov (e.g., Florida.gov)

ALL websites/ even if just picking up an image/ MUST be documented and turned in.

What goes on the tri-fold?

Climagraph, brochures, answers from penpals, pictures from any of your research (such as physical features, ways people earn their living, tourist attractions), pie charts showing break-out of cultural groups in your state. EVERYTHING that you would do to showcase your state . . . it’s like a store-front window. You “invite” others to “visit” and learn about your state.

INCLUDE a map of your state AND designate where things of importance are located!

PosterBoard . . . regular, full-size, any color you choose.

Cut out in shape of your state and cover it with pictures

PRESENTATION: You may choose how to present, BUT using technology is suggested.

Other ideas might be skits.

PLAN to play an audio of your state’s song.

Thanks for helping

5 Answers

  • 9 years ago
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    Capital City: Santa Fe

    City Guides: New Mexico City Guides

    Location: 35.678N, 105.954W

    Capital Tour: Capitol Tour

    50states School Directory: Find your school!

    Admission to Statehood: January 6, 1912

    Ancestry and Genealogy: New Mexico State Database

    Area: 121593 sq.mi., 5th Land 121359 sq.mi., 5th Water 234 sq.mi., 49th

    Area Code: 505

    Biographies: Famous New Mexicans

    Bird: Roadrunner 50states List

    Border States: Regional List Arizona Colorado Oklahoma Texas Utah

    Cam World: Live Web Cams

    City Guides: New Mexico City Guides

    Classified Ads: Shop50states Classifieds

    Climate: New Mexico

    Colleges, Universities: New Mexico Colleges, New Mexico Business Schools, New Mexico Art Schools

    Community and Technical Colleges: New Mexico Community Colleges

    Community Pages: 50states List

    Constitution: 47th State

    County Profile: County Map 33 Counties

    Courts: Judicial System

    Current Events: New Mexico News Headlines

    Department of: Education Licensure

    Driving: MVD


    Agriculture: Cattle, dairy products, hay, nursery stock, chilies.

    Industry: Electric equipment, petroleum and coal products, food processing, printing and publishing, stone, glass, and clay products, tourism.

    Editorial Cartoons: Cartoonists Index

    Fast Facts: 50states List


    The yellow field and red symbol colors are the colors of Spain. First brought to New Mexico by Spanish explorers in 1540. On New Mexico's flag we see a red sun with rays streching out from it. There are four groups of rays with four rays in each group. This is an ancient sun symbol of a Native American people called the Zia. The Zia believed that the giver of all good gave them gifts in groups of four. These gifts are:

    The four directions - north, east, south and west.

    The four seasons - spring, summer, fall and winter.

    The day - sunrise, noon, evening and night.

    Life itself - childhood, youth, middle years and old age.

    All of these are bound by a circle of life and love, without a beginning or end.

    Get this Flag

    Flower: Yucca flower Yucca glauca

    Genealogical Resources: Cyndi's List Historical Societies

    Geographic Center: Torrance, 12 miles southsouthwest of Willard

    Governor: Office of Governor

    Highest Point: Wheeler Peak; 13,161 feet, 8th

    Highway Markers: New Mexico Resource Manual

    History: Historical

    Internet Service Providers: New Mexico

    Largest Cities: Albuquerque Las Cruces Santa Fe Rio Rancho Roswell Farmington Alamogordo Clovis Hobbs Carlsbad

    Library: New Mexico New Mexico Libraries

    License Plates: New MexicoLocal Resources: New Mexico Courts New Mexico Fire Departments New Mexico Counseling Services New Mexico Police Departments New Mexico Government Offices

    Lowest Point: Red Bluff Lake; 2,817 feet, 48th

    Maps: Rand McNally DMOZ Blank Outline Map 50states List

    Media: Radio TV

    Motto: Crescit eundo

    It grows as it goes

    Museums: The Virtual Library

    National Forest: New Mexico

    Newspapers: New Mexico

    Nickname: Land of Enchantment

    Nursing Schools: New Mexico

    Origin of state's name: Named by the Spanish for lands north of the Rio Grande River

    Pen Pals: Penpalworld.com

    Permanent Residents: Find A Grave

    Population: Quick facts 1,819,046; 36th, 12/00

    Public Records: New Mexico

    Real Estate: New Mexico Real Estate


    US House: 110th Congress

    US Senate: 110th Congress

    New Mexico House: Members

    New Mexico Senate: Members

    Road Side America: New Mexico

    School Directory: New Mexico Schools Public Schools Private Schools

    Soil: New Mexico - Penistaja

    Song: O, Fair New Mexico 50states List Sheet Music

    words and music by: Elizabeth Garrett

    Sports: New Mexico Teams

    State Parks: New Mexico

    State Quarters: New Mexico

    Symbols: Blue Book

    Topography: Image Eastern third, Great Plains; central third, Rocky Mountains; western third, high plateau. 85% of the state is over 4000 feet in elevation.

    Travel: New Mexico Travel

    Tree: Pinyon Pine Pinus edulis

    Veteran Affairs: New Mexico VA Military Links

    Vital Records: New Mexico Vital Records

    Weather: Santa Fe, Santa Fe County Municipal Airport

    White Pages: New Mexico White Pages

    Yellow Pages: New Mexico Yellow Pages

    Zip Codes: New Mexico Zip Codes

    Some of these have hyperlinks. If you want to do further research, or to click on the hyperlinks that did not follow the transfer, please click on the link below.

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  • 4 years ago


    Source(s): All Records Search Database - http://AnyRecords.oruty.com/?EWH
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  • aurora
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

    New Mexico Government Facts

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  • GTAP!!
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    Senators: Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall

    House of Rep.: Martin Heinrich, Steve Pearce, and Ben R. Lujan.

    Climate: Semi arid to arid. Mountains, high plains, and deserts

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  • 9 years ago

    Billy the Kid lived there and they filmed Red Dawn there

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