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5 Fun Facts About September 18 In New Mexico History

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1. In 1926, the first issue of the "Taos News" was published, marking the beginning of a long-standing publication in the Taos community.

2. On September 18, 1947, the Roswell Daily Record published a front-page story about a "flying saucer" crash near Roswell, New Mexico. This incident would go on to become one of the most famous UFO cases in history.

3. In 1957, New Mexico State University became the first college in the state to offer doctoral degrees.

4. The New Mexico State Fair, which dates back to 1884, traditionally opens on September 18th every year. The fair is a celebration of New Mexico's agriculture, livestock, and creative industries.

5. In 1964, the El Camino Real International Heritage Center was established near Socorro, New Mexico. This center serves as a museum and educational facility dedicated to preserving the history and culture of the El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro, a historic trade route that spanned from Mexico City to Santa Fe.
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