Thursday, January 19, 2012

New Mexico History:
New Mexico entered the 1920's with lots of energy.  New Mexico granted women the right to vote in an amendment in 1920 and we were all enjoying prosperity.
Railroads brought tourists in great numbers and the Southwestern Indian Detours transported tourists by car to pueblos and other natural wonders, such as Carlsbad Caverns.
Artists and writers also discovered New Mexico and began to develop groups which flourished in the New Mexico culture.
The discovery of oil in the Permian basin of southeastern New Mexico in 1924 created a very lucrative industry.  Oil field workers came in and created boomtowns, one of which was Hobbs located in the southeast part of the state.  Autos now challenged the railroads as the nation's primary means of transportation.  Modern highways sprang up criss-crossing the nation.  One of these was the modern Route 66 which was authorized in 1926.
Although many increased their wealth, great numbers of rural farmers and ranchers barely survived.  Most New Mexicans were so poor that they barely noticed when the Great Depression began in 1929.
(Information taken from New Mexican magazine).

Monday, January 16, 2012

New Mexico turns 100 years old in 2012.  To celebrate this awesome occurrence I am posting facts about New Mexico daily on the Facebook page for Tucumcari Ranch Supply.  It is amazing some of the things that we take for granted.
In order to encourage you keep checking out these facts about New Mexico, we are putting together a contest which will soon be ready.  I'll let you know when it is ready and how to play.  In the meantime, keep reading these daily factoids and continue to increase your knowledge about New Mexico and all it has to offer residents and visitors.
Those of us who live in New Mexico know how lucky we are to greet each day with amazing sunrises and to end each day with even more beautiful sunsets.  We would love to share these with you and welcome you to come visit New Mexico and perhaps, if you are lucky enough, to find a reason to stay.