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Category: New Mexico History

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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New Mexico History

Memorial Day Monday

Memorial Day is observed annually on the last Monday in May. The tradition began after the American Civil War. In New Mexico the Civil War

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Death in New Mexico

Keeping the Dead Company

Through the mid-twentieth century the tradition of staying with a dead loved one at night was practiced in New Mexico. Family members sat vigil with the

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