Updated August 2014

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NEW MEXICO FROM A-Z


State Motto
Crescit Eundo – Grows at it Goes

Information about New Mexico for each letter of the alphabet.
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A IS FOR AGRICULTURE, AMISH, & ARCHEOLOGY

B IS FOR BEACHES, BIRDS, & BRIDGES C IS CAPITAL, COMMUNICATION, & COUNTIES D IS FOR DAMS, DESERTS, DINOSAURS, & DOG E IS FOR EARTHQUAKES, EDUCATION, & EVENTS F IS FOR FISH, FLAG, FOOD, & FORTS G IS FOR GEOLOGY, GHOST TOWNS, & GLOBAL POSITION H IS FOR HISTORIC SITES & HISTORY I IS FOR INDUSTRIES, INSECTS, & ISLANDS J IS FOR JAZZ & JUDICIAL K IS FOR KARST & KID
  • Picture of karst New Mexico has KARST, caves, and sinkholes. The Lechuguilla Cave is the deepest in the country. Carlsbad Cavern is a National Park and a World Heritage Site. The Bandera Volcano-Ice Cave area has been called "the most moon-like expanse of country on Earth". The Karst Waters Institute provides information about karst water systems. The National Park Service has a Cave and Karst Program. The National Speleological Society has chapters in the state.

  • Picture of Kids Many aspects of life in New Mexico focus on KIDS. The Secretary of State has a special Kids Corner. Homework and educational help is available at Kids Konnect. Games and other activities are available at New Mexico Kids. NOAA has a special page for kids. L IS FOR LAKES & LIBRARIES M IS FOR MILITARY, MOUNTAINS, & MUSEUMS N IS FOR NAME & NATIVE AMERICANS O IS FOR OBSERVATORIES & OLD WEST
  • Picture of telescope New Mexico has several OBSERVATORIES and planetariums. It also has Astronomy Clubs & Organizations. Meterorites have been found throughout the state and there is a Meteorite Museum at the University of New Mexico. The state participates in National Astronomy Day.

  • Picture of Old West New Mexico is part of the OLD WEST. The state has cowboys & cowgirls, and many aspects of the Cowboy Culture are alive and well. Horseback riding is popular and there are many Horse Trails and Campgrounds. Many Rodeos are during the year. Founders Ranch is home to END of TRAIL, The World Championship of Cowboy Action Shooting & Wild West Festival. P IS FOR PARKS & PEOPLE Q IS FOR QUARTER, QUILTING, & QUIZ R IS FOR REGIONS, REPTILES, & RIVERS S IS FOR SPORTS T IS FOR TARTANS, TREE, TRAILS, & TRANSPORTATION U IS FOR UNIVERSITIES & USS NEW MEXICO V IS FOR VEGETATION & VOLCANOS W IS FOR WATERFALLS, WEATHER, & WILDLIFE X IS FOR XMAS Y IS FOR YMCA & YOUTH HOSTELS Z IS FOR ZIPCODES, ZONES, AND ZOOS

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