Legendary New Mexico: Military Special

Legendary New Mexico: New Mexico military forts played crucial role in state history - New Mexico has long been home to military bases like Kirtland and Holloman, but before modern day bases were established, there were forts. …

Legendary New Mexico: Battle at Glorieta Pass helped secure Civil War victory - The Civil War was a turbulent period in American history and had it not been for the military presence in New Mexico at the time, the overal…

Legendary New Mexico: A Brief History of our military bases - For more than 70 years, New Mexico has been a major military crossroads for the United States. At the dawn of the second World War, the Albu…


Legendary New Mexico: New Mexico National Guard protects for centuries - Walk through the New Mexico National Guard Museum in Santa Fe with historian-soldier Captain Gabriel Peterman and every artifact has a color…


Legendary New Mexico: Navajo Code Talker’s Commitment - At 91, a tall, lanky and gray-haired Roy Hawthorne moves quite a bit slower than he did as a young Marine in World War II and Korea. But mos…

Legendary New Mexico: NM Medal of Honor Veteran Shares - As the only living native New Mexican Medal of Honor recipient still living in the state, Hiroshi Miyamura is a popular man. He is regularly…

Map of New Mexico Veterans’ Monuments and Memorials - More than 75 memorials in New Mexico are dedicated to those who have served our country. This interactive map shows you the locations of tho…


Legendary New Mexico: Military Factoids - From code name "Trinity", to a top secret honoree, to well established military bases, these quick factoids honor those who serve New Mexico…

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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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