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New Mexico History

Marketing Death in New Mexico

The Egyptians refined the ancient practice of embalming from c.1550–1069 BC. By the mid 19th century it was readily available in other parts of the

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New Mexico History

Brains for Breakfast

Have you ever felt that your brain was fried, or that you were brain-dead? Well, maybe it’s because you never ate brains for breakfast. Archaeologists

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New Mexico History

Spain’s U.S. Legacy

The Spanish explorers christened the West long before people who spoke English had ever visited the area.  Many of the names of our most popular

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Santa Fe History

Canyon Road’s Ancient History

The Spaniards named El Camino del Cañón in 1598. Canyon Road provided the indigenous population with water and fertile soil for centuries. The trail that

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New Mexico History

A Month in History

August in an auspicious month in New Mexico history. In numerology the number eight signifies the power to do or be. It also means the

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New Mexico History

20th Century Trailblazer

Concha Ortiz y Pino was the most influential New Mexican of the 20th Century. Her long life provided nine decades of history. Concha took part

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Santa Fe History

The Road Less Travelled

Stewart Udall served as the Secretary of the Interior under the Kennedy and Johnson administrations in the 1960s. He retired to Santa Fe where he

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