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History

A History of New Mexico (from the New Mexico Bluebook)
  • A Brief History of the Land of Enchantment
  • The Settlement of New Mexico
  • The Reconquista of New Mexico
  • New Mexico in the 18th Century
  • A Spanish Province Becomes Part of the United States
  • The Territorial Period
  • The Quest for Statehood

    American Indian Culture and History (from the New Mexico Bluebook)
  • A Short History of American Indians in the Southwest
  • A brief history and description of the Pueblo Tribes
  • A brief history and description of the Jicarilla Apache Tribe
  • A brief history and description of the Mescalero Apache Tribe
  • A brief history and description of the Navajo Nation
  • A brief history and description of the Ute Mountain Tribe

  • New Mexico Territorial Laws
  • Kearny Bill of Rights
  • Treaty of Peace Between the United States and Mexico
  • Gadsden Treaty
  • Organic Act Establishing the Territory of New Mexico
  • Resolution to Admit Territories of New Mexico and Arizona as States
  • Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
  • New Mexico Cuarto Centenario Commemoration
  • La Historia de la Nueva Mexico (The History of New Mexico) - (Cuarto Centenario site)
  • History of the State of New Mexico - from the Department of Tourism site
  • Timeline of New Mexico History
  • History of the Great Seal of New Mexico
  • History of the State Flag of New Mexico
  • History of New Mexico's State Capitol Buildings - "New Mexico claims the distinction of having the oldest as well as one of the newest state capitols in the United States."
  • History of Northeast New Mexico
  • Early history of the area (8,000 B.C. - 1821)
  • Timeline of the area (100 million years ago - 1998) - pretty cool
  • Legends and Lore of Northeast New Mexico
  • Maxwell Land Grant and the Land Grant Wars
  • The Colfax County War
  • How Black Jack Lost His Head - gross
  • Tucumcari Mountain - How the mountain and town got their name. A romantic myth, followed by a different theory of the origin of the name.
  • Legends and Lore of San Miguel County - sounds like a rough place in the olden days

  • A Brief History of Springer, New Mexico - by Lorrena E. Keenan; edited by Michael E. Taylor.
  • WPA Life Histories.
  • WPA Life Histories from New Mexico - Mostly first-person accounts of life in New Mexico collected during the Great Depression.
  • Pioneer Story - from the WPA Writers' Project
  • Windows to our past - WPA projects in Southern New Mexico - (Southern New Mexico Online Magazine)
  • Pioneers Fought Dust & Hardship - by Fritz Thompson. The story of a pioneer family who settled in New Mexico in 1902.

  • Photos from the late 1800's and early 1900's - Really cool old pictures from New Mexico's past, which would have been great had they been posted in their original black and white, but unfortunately they've been colorized.
  • Old-time New Mexico photos - colorized
  • Photos from Acoma Pueblo and from Taos from 1910 - colorized
  • Photos from 1860's, including Navajos at the Bosque Redondo - colorized

    Events
  • History of the Trinity Test and Site
  • The Civil War in New Mexico - "This page is especially dedicated to my Grandfathers, Sgt. Juan Bautista Coca of Captain John H. Minks Independent Company New Mexico Mounted Volunteers and Pvt. Juan Archuleta of Company B (Mounted) of the 3rd Regiment New Mexico Volunteer Infantry."
  • The Civil War in New Mexico - (NM CultureNet)
  • New Mexico in the Civil War - presented by The New Mexico Genealogical Society
  • The Civil War in New Mexico
  • New Mexico Civil War Commorative Congress
  • New Mexico Civil War Ladies League
  • Glorieta Pass: A Novel of the Civil War in New Mexico - by P.G. Nagle

    Famous New Mexicans
  • The true story of the real Smokey Bear
  • Billy the Kid
  • Billy the Kid
  • Billy the Kid homesite
  • Nancy Lopez - Famous golfer who grew up in New Mexico.
  • Neil Patrick Harris - (Doogie Howser) Native of Albuquerque.
  • Georgia O'Keefe
  • D.H. Lawrence
  • Kit Carson
  • the Unser family - Al, Bobby, Al Jr., Robby, and all the other racing Unsers are originally from Albuquerque
  • Tony Hillerman - author of mysteries set in the Navajo nation
  • Aldo Leopold - talked Washington into setting aside the Gila Wilderness, the first designated wilderness area in the world
  • The Buffalo Soilders

    Places
  • Look up New Mexico sites in the National Register of Historic Places
  • Very old hand-drawn map of northern New Mexico, presented in 2 pieces:
  • Eastern half
  • Western half

    The history of:
  • Albuquerque
  • Alamogordo and the Tularosa Basin
  • Catron County
  • Fort Craig
  • Fort Selden - detailed
  • Fort Selden
  • Fort Union
  • Las Cruces
  • Las Cruces
  • Las Vegas
  • Las Vegas
  • Las Alamos
  • Rancho Arriba & the Truchas Area
  • Raton
  • Santa Fe - quite detailed
  • Santa Fe
  • Socorro
  • Trinity Site
  • Trinity Site
  • Trinity Site
  • Tucumcari

  • Santa Fe Trail Net
  • The Interactive Santa Fe Trail
  • The Santa Fe Trail
  • Santa Fe Trail Web Visitor's Center - (NPS)
  • Route 66 Association of New Mexico - "The Mother Road in the Land of Enchantment!"
  • Historic Route 66
  • America's Roadway: Historic Route 66 - "Many curiosities that made Route 66 intriguing to travelers have fallen victim to interstate highways, but much of the route's character can still be seen in Guadalupe and Quay counties, providing authentic slices of the Mother Road's motels, cafes and gift shops."
  • Turquoise Trail Association New Mexico
  • Along the Turquoise Trail - History of turquoise and of the ancient turquoise mines in the Cerrillos Hills. (GORP)

  • Ghost towns of New Mexico - "New Mexico has over 400 ghost towns and many more camps and other smaller historical locations."
  • Shakespeare Ghost Town
  • Ghost Towns
  • Ghost Towns near Lordsburg
  • Other Ghost Towns - Sierra County, New Mexico

  • Historic Churches and Mission Ruins
  • History of the Loretto Chapel

    Historical Associations
  • Tularosa Basin Historical Society
  • Spanish Colonial Arts Society
  • Los Alamos Historical Society



  • Archeology / Ruins

  • Southwestern Archaeology - 5 stars! Excellent resource!
  • Southwestern Archaeology New Mexico Links - huge list of links (Southwestern Archeology)
  • Indian Ruins of the Southwest - great list
  • Archeological sites of the southwest - a catalog of information about ancient Indian ruins in the Southwest States (Colorado, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico). Great information, hard-to-read backgrounds - I suggest you turn pictures off before loading these pages!
  • Native American Archaeology & Anthropology Resources on the Internet
  • Anthropology and American Indian Sites on the Internet
  • Navajo Nation Archaeology Department
  • Center for Archeoastronomy - The study of astronomy knowledge and practices in ancient cultures. New Mexico has several archeoastronomically important petroglyph sites.
  • Ancient Astronomers of North America
  • Maxwell Museum of Anthropology - "Holds over 10 million individual items in its archaeological, ethnological, archival, photo and skeletal collections." Albuquerque
  • Anasazi Heritage Center
  • Treasures of the Four Corners: Discovering the Anasazi - by Carolyn Z. Shelton. (GORP)
  • New Mexico's Capulin National Monument: Under the volcano with Folsom Man - "Thousands of years ago, early inhabitants of New Mexico's northeastern plains lived amid the fire and thunder of erupting volcanoes." (Cyberwest Magazine)
  • New Mexico Highlands University Anthropology Lab - information about current and past archaeological activities at various sites in Northern New Mexico.
  • Ethridge Collection of prehistoric southwestern ceramics
  • The Late Pithouse Period at Old Town - "Old Town is a Mimbres site located in Luna County in southwestern New Mexico on the lower Mimbres River."
  • Model of the Chetro Ketl Great Kiva - A three-dimensional reconstruction of a Great Kiva.
  • Native Peoples of the Southwest - Anthropology 206, University of Arizona
  • Virtual Museum of Archaeology
  • Summer field courses in paleontology - offered through Mesa Technical College

  • Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument
  • Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument - (NPS)
  • Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument - (GORP)
  • Chimney Rock Archaeological Area - Anasazi astronomy in Colorado's San Juan National Forest. (GORP)
  • Puye Cliff Dwellings: A project of the Santa Clara Pueblo
  • Zuni Mission Restoration Projects
  • Petroglyph National Monument - (NPS)
  • Petroglyph National Monument - (GORP)
  • Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument - (NPS)
  • Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument - (GORP)
  • Chaco Culture National Historical Park - Chaco has been named a World Heritage site. (NPS)



  • Geneology

  • USGenWeb Project Archives: New Mexico
  • Genealogical Resources in New Mexico
  • Hispanic Genealogical Research Center of New Mexico
  • Hispanic Genealogy Resources
  • United States Geneology Web Project - Los Alamos Branch. Excellent set of NM and US geneology resources.
  • Cyndi's List of Geneology Sites on the Internet - the mother of all geneology sites

  • New Mexico Vital Records Information - birth or death certificates, divorce records, marriage licenses
  • New Mexico State Records Center and Archives
  • Library of the State of New Mexico
  • Rio Grande Valley Library System

  • New Mexico Genealogical, Historical, and Research Societies
  • The New Mexico Genealogical Society - Albuquerque
  • United States Geneology Web Project - Los Alamos Branch. Excellent set of NM and US geneology resources.
  • Genealogy Club of Albuquerque

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