Did you know one of the most exciting moments in American history happened on January 6, 1912? If you need to have your memory jogged (don’t worry, we won’t judge you), this is the date New Mexico became the 47th state in the Union.
Today, we want to wish New Mexico a happy, happy 108th birthday and celebrate a few of our favorite things about the state.
How many of these do you find yourself agreeing with? Why else do you think New Mexico is the best state?
Monica is a Diné (Navajo) freelance writer and photographer based in the Southwest. Born in Gallup and raised in Phoenix, she is Tódich'ii'nii (Bitter Water People) and Tsi'naajinii (Black Streak Wood People). Monica is a staff writer for Only In Your State, photo editor for The Mesa Legend, and previously a staff writer for The Navajo Post. You can reach her at [email protected]
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