United States #1191 (1962)

New Mexico Statehood

New Mexico (Nuevo México in Spanish and Yootó Hahoodzo in Navajo) was admitted to the United States as the 47th state on January 6, 1912. Occupying 121,412 square miles (314,460 km²) of land in the southwest region of the U.S.A., it is usually considered one of the Mountain States. New Mexico is often incorrectly believed to have taken its name from the nation of Mexico. Spanish explorers recorded … Continue reading New Mexico Statehood