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This page about historic New Mexico is a supplement to New Mexico Social Studies where you will find additional material including history, colleges and universities, capital city profile, lesson plans, state government and more.

Go to New Mexico Social Studies - New Mexico History - Capital City Santa Fe, New Mexico - New Mexico Tourism - New Mexico Disasters - New Mexico Geography - New Mexico Lesson Plans - New Mexico Colleges and Universities


A to Z Kids Stuff | New Mexico __ General information about New Mexico for Kids including history resources. - From -

Civil War in New Mexico___"... explore this website to learn about the battle lines, study authentic maps, examine artifacts unearthed over 100 years later, and read first-hand accounts of the war from the journals and memoirs of commanders and soldiers. Learn the chronological history of the war in the 'Timeline' section of this website (click the gun to go forward) - or explore the icons to the left for a thorough study of this fascinating, but little known era of American history... The Civil War in New Mexico." - Illustrated - From New Mexico CultureNet -

Find a Grave - New Mexico ___Brief biographies of 112 'famous' citizens, many with information about their claims to fame, causes of death and burial places, and photos. - Illustrated - From Find a Grave -

Historical Museums of New Mexico - A History Guide __ "Historical Museums of New Mexico. Learn about historic New Mexico and discover the history of New Mexico people. Locate history museums in New Mexico, state symbols, historic photos, history timeline and other New Mexico history data." - From -

History of New Mexico __ "Human occupation of New Mexico stretches back 10,000 years or more to the Clovis culture of hunter-gatherers who left evidence of their campsites and stone tools. After the invention of agriculture the land was inhabited by the Ancient Pueblo Peoples who built houses out of stone or adobe brisks. They experienced a Golden Age around AD 1000 but climate change led to migration and cultural evolution into the modern Pueblo peoples who lived primarily along the few major rivers of the region." An encyclopedic article about the history of New Mexico. - From wikipedia -

History of Santa Fe, New Mexico __ "Santa Fe, New Mexico is the oldest capital city in North America and also the oldest European city west of the Mississippi."  A general look at New Mexico State Capital history. - From - 

José Chavez y Chavez — Hombre Muy Malo ___Yes indeed, Chavez was a very, bad man. This article will tell you all about the exploits of this "... killer of more men than Billy the Kid and Pat Garrett combined." - Illustrated - From - 

New Mexico ___A good overview of the history of New Mexico, plus statistics, demographic information, and links to "... selected famous natives and residents." - Illustrated - From Pearson Education, publishing as Infoplease - 

New Mexico Ghost Towns ___These brief reports about this state's ghost towns are submitted by viewers. - Map - From - 


New Mexico History __ A brief overview of the history of New Mexico with embedded links to additional information. - From -

New Mexico - History __ Essay providing a general overview of New Mexico's history. - From -

New Mexico History Links __ "The links ... are groups, museums, programs and other resources that have an interest in New Mexico history." - From - 

New Mexico History Museum __ "The New Mexico History Museum, located on the historic plaza in downtown Santa Fe, tell New Mexico's story from prehistoric times to the present." Learn about the museum, exhibits and membership. - illustrated - From -

New Mexico History Timeline __ Annotated timeline. - From - 
New Mexico Office of the State Historian __ "New Mexico History is worth remembering. To remember is to call something to mind, pass it back through your heart, make it whole and finally it is, as the Spanish word “recordar’ implies, to awaken. Here, remembering the past is like opening a gift." This great site about New Mexico history is best viewed with 'Flash' but html version is available. - illustrated - From -

New Mexico Timeline of State History __ "Presents a chronological timeline of important events and dates in New Mexico's history. Includes a guide to New Mexico's colleges, facts, geography, and media sites." - From - 

New Mexico's colorful history __ A good general overview of New Mexico history. - illustrated - From -

Timeline of New Mexico History ___Just as the title says. The first entry is 25,000 BC; the last is 1998 AD. - Text only- From the New Mexico Blue Book - 

The US50 - A Guide to the State of New Mexico ___A general overview of the history of New Mexico and brief biographies of historic figures. - Text only - From Erik Schubach and -

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