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5 Fun Facts About March 27 In New Mexico History

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1. In 1693, Governor Diego de Vargas led a successful re-conquest of Santa Fe, New Mexico, ending a 12-year period of occupation by native Pueblo tribes.

2. In 1832, William Becknell arrived in Santa Fe with the first trading caravan along the Santa Fe Trail, opening up trade and commerce between New Mexico and the United States.

3. In 1854, the first issue of El Crepusculo, New Mexico's first Spanish-language newspaper, was published in Santa Fe.

4. In 1912, New Mexico became the 47th state in the Union, following years of political and social struggle for statehood.

5. In 1955, renowned artist Georgia O'Keeffe moved permanently to New Mexico, settling in the small community of Abiquiu where she created some of her most iconic works.
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