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5 Fun Facts About January 11 In New Mexico History

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1. The Constitution of New Mexico Territory was adopted on January 11, 1850, marking an important milestone in the state's history. The Constitution outlined the framework for government, including provisions for executive, legislative and judicial branches of government.

2. The first American consular office was established in Santa Fe, New Mexico on January 11, 1823, by President James Monroe. The office was established to promote trade and diplomatic relations between the United States and New Mexico.

3. Famous writer D.H. Lawrence arrived in Taos, New Mexico on January 11, 1922, to begin writing his novel "The Plumed Serpent". Lawrence was drawn to Taos for its stunning landscapes and unique cultural heritage.

4. On January 11, 1912, New Mexico was admitted as the 47th state in the United States. This historic event came after years of debate and struggle over statehood, and marked a significant moment in the state's history.

5. The world-renowned Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta began on January 11, 1972. The festival attracts thousands of visitors every year and is one of the most vibrant and colorful events in the state.
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