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New Mexico turns 101 as a state

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Did you know that today (Jan. 7) marked the 101st birthday for New Mexico achieving statehood?

Neither did I until I heard the mariachis playing in the Rotunda of the Roundhouse at lunch time and walked in to see the spread of five birthday cakes laid out on a big table:

happy birthday new mexico

On Jan. 7, 1912 President William Howard Taft officially admitted New Mexico as the 47th state in the Union.

Here’s a picture of the big guy moments after he signed the statehood proclamation:

taft signs new mexico statehood proclamation

¡Feliz Cumpleaños, New Mexico!

You look great for your age.

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Rob Nikolewski is the National Energy Corrrespondent for Watchdog.org. He is based in Santa Fe, N.M. Contact him at rnikolewski@watchdog.org and follow him on Twitter @NMWatchdog.

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