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Old 01-06-2012, 09:07 AM
 
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C'mon where's the love, man?
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Old 01-06-2012, 09:11 AM
 
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Thanks for reminding me!

100 years old, imagine that?

Steve
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Old 01-06-2012, 09:17 AM
 
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Thanks for reminding me!

yeah, no one seems to know .... or care.
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Old 01-06-2012, 09:19 AM
 
Location: Abu Al-Qurq
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yeah, no one seems to know .... or care.
It's early yet in the land of mañana.
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Old 01-06-2012, 10:36 AM
 
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I have to say I'm underwhelmed by the planned celebrations today. Someone is circulating this idea of honking your horn at 11:35 am, the approximate time on Jan. 6, 1912, that we became a state. I rode my bike to work and my bike has neither a horn nor a bell on it. Not that I would drop everything and be honking on it anyway, like some crazed road-rager.

For $250 you can get a ticket to the "Grand Centennial Ball" in Santa Fe. How many of you are going to that?

The official website: The Official Site of the New Mexico Centennial.
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Old 01-06-2012, 11:13 AM
 
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I'm honkin' my horn at 11:30 this morning. That's the time that NM was officially admitted.
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Old 01-06-2012, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Home, Home on the Front Range
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yeah, no one seems to know .... or care.
Las Cruces cares. The city has more celebrations planned than any other, including ABQ and Santa Fe.
There's a parade tomorrow and lots more to come

Las Cruces, New Mexico New Mexico Centennial Celebration
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Old 01-06-2012, 03:08 PM
 
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thanks for the reminder, i nearly forgot that today was the big day.

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Old 01-06-2012, 05:01 PM
 
Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico
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I most defintely care.

This is my blog post for today:

La Casa de Towanda: Happy Birthday New Mexico! 100 years of Statehood..
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Old 01-06-2012, 05:29 PM
 
Location: Sacramento Mtns of NM
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Las Cruces cares. The city has more celebrations planned than any other, including ABQ and Santa Fe.
No surprise to me seeing as how it's the home town of our governor!

I thought I toss in here that the very first governor of New Mexico after achieving statehood came from Lincoln County. The now ghost town of White Oaks, in fact.

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Despite the wild and wooly reputation held by Lincoln County as part of New Mexico Territory – the Apache Wars, the Lincoln County War, Billy the Kid – the county stepped up to the plate in 1912 by providing New Mexico with its first governor.

William Calhoun McDonald was elected as the state’s first governor that year and served until 1916. This was no doubt a grand moment for the county and for the newly admitted 47th state of the union.

McDonald was originally a New Yorker who made his way west as so many young men did to Kansas. There he practiced law, yet his desire for adventure lured him further west until he made it to Lincoln County.

Arriving in the raucous town of White Oaks in 1880, he worked as a U.S. deputy mineral surveyor for a decade and then became manger of the Carrizozo Cattle Company. Eventually he took over control of the ranch and also worked as county assessor from 1885-87. Politics was in the mill too as he became active in the Democratic Party, rising quickly through the party’s ranks. He was later elected as a member of the territorial House of Representatives in 1891.
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What a nice tribute! Well done!!
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I most defintely care.

This is my blog post for today:

La Casa de Towanda: Happy Birthday New Mexico! 100 years of Statehood..
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