THE 47th STATE ON THIS DAY IN 1912

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On January 6, 1912, New Mexico was admitted into
the United States as the 47th state.

Spanish explorers passed through the area that would
become New Mexico in the early 16th century, they
encountered the well-preserved remains of a 13th-
century Pueblo civilization. Exaggerated rumors about
the hidden riches of these Pueblo cities encouraged the
first full-scale Spanish expedition into New Mexico, led
by Francisco Vasquez de Coronado in 1540. Instead of
encountering the long-departed Pueblo people, the
Spanish explorers met other Indigenous groups, like
the Apaches, who were fiercely resistant to the early
Spanish missions and ranches in the area.

Statehood during Western Expansion 1876 - 1912 timeline | Timetoast timelines

Francisco Coronado
Francisco Vázquez de Coronado
(1510 – 22 September 1554)

New Mexico - joined the United States as the 47th state on January 6, 1912. The capital is Santa ...

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