Legendary New Mexico: Territory & State History

Travelers along the Santa Fe Trail
The Santa Fe Trail - Over time, many historians have credited the Santa Fe Trail for helping to bring New Mexico into the modern world.

Video: New Mexico Railroad - It’s almost no coincidence that New Mexico’s becoming a state happened during the biggest years of the railroad.

Video: Historic Route 66 - Route 66 is primarily a corridor for the adventurous and nostalgic, its birth was based in practicality.

Video: New Mexico’s Road to Space - Space travel is big part of New Mexico’s transportation heritage.

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Interactive: The Spanish History of New Mexico - This historical period of time during the Royal Spanish rule of Nuevo Mexico outlines the contentious era between the 1500’s and 1820’s
Interactive: The Road to American Statehood - A look back at the history of New Mexico as part of the American Territory of the “new” south west and road to achieving statehood in 1912.
Interactive: Mexican Territory of Nuevo Mexico - This historical time during the brief period in New Mexico’s history when the state was indeed part of the Independent Mexican Territories
Interactive: Ancestral Pueblo Indians - New Mexico’s rich history stretches back millennia. Native ancestral pueblo Indians have been inhabiting the southwest for an estimated 10,0…

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