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:
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:
¡Feliz Cumpleaños, New Mexico!
You look great for your age.