New Mexico (mèk´sî-ko´)
Abbr. NM, N.M., N.Mex.
A state of the southwest United States on the Mexican border. It was admitted as the 47th state in 1912. Site of prehistoric cultures that long preceded the Pueblo civilization encountered by the Spanish in the 16th century, the region was governed as a province of Mexico after 1821 and ceded to the United States by the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo in 1848. The original territory (established 1850) included Arizona and part of Colorado and was enlarged by the Gadsden Purchase of 1853. Sante Fe is the capital and Albuquerque the largest city. Population, 1,521,779.
- New Mex´ican adjective & noun
The first known inhabitants of what is now New Mexico were members of the Clovis and Folsom cultures, so named because the first remains of their cultures were found near the towns of Clovis and Folsom. Later the Anasazi culture flourished in the San Juan River Basin in the 1st millennium AD. By AD 1300, thousands of Pueblo people, descendants of the Anasazi, lived in several towns along the Rio Grande. In the 13th century a people called the Mogollon, whose culture included elements of Anasazi culture, lived in southwestern New Mexico. In the 15th century nomadic Navajo and Apache peoples raided the Pueblo territory, initiating four centuries of warfare between the two groups.
1947 - July 2 - a rancher named Mac Brazel hears a loud crash during the night near Corona, New Mexico1947 - July 3 - Mac Brazel discovers crash debris 1947 - July 6 - Max Brazel shows Roswell sherrif pieces of debris 1947 - July 7 - Military, including Major Jesse Marcel visit crash site
and retrieve some fo the debris 1947 - July 8 - Brazel taken into custody for questioning. A second crash site is supposed to be found with alien bodies 1947 - July 9 - military announce the crashed vehicle was a weather balloon.
first mention of New Mexico in Usenet:
From: OAF@MIT-MC (OAF@MIT-MC)
Subject: Energy digest
Date: 1981-06-23 06:22:53 PST
Energy costs of operating a nuclear reactor,
Clipping service - part 7,
Basic technology awareness test
Administrivia: I'm back, and will do the energy mailings again. Part 8 of the clipping service is already available, but will be held for a day or two to let the mailer breathe. The entire clipping service (to date) will go into an FTP-able file shortly, and be made available.
To understand the hazards of radiation, one must first understand a little about what it is and how it is produced. Reactors are fueled by uranium, a naturally occurring substance mined principally, in this country, in New Mexico and Wyoming. Uranium is one of several elements that are radioactive; it emits highly charged subatomic particles. When those particles hit other uranium atoms they cause them to fission, or split; some of the fissioned particles are also radioactive.