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New Mexico State Symbols

Welcome to New Mexico! (Continued below)

Nicknames & Slogans
Nicknames Land of Enchantment 1999
Slogan Everybody is Somebody in New Mexico 1975
Symbols of State
Motto Crescit Eundo
Song O’ Fair New Mexico 1917
EcoSymbols
Flower yucca flower (Yucca) 1927
Tree pinyon (Pinus edulis) 1948
Grass blue grama grass (Bouteloua gracilis) 1973
Vegetables chile & frijole (pinto bean) (Phaseolus vulgaris) 1965
Bird roadrunner (Geococcyx californianus) 1949
Animal black bear (Ursus americanus) 1963
Reptile New Mexico whiptail lizard (Cnemidophorus neomexicanus) 2003
Amphibian New Mexico spadefoot toad (Spea multiplicata) 2003
Fish New Mexico or Rio Grande cutthroat trout (Oncorhynchus clarkii virginalis) 1955
Insect tarantula hawk wasp (Pepsis formosa) 1989
Butterfly Sandia hairstreak (Callophrys mcfarlandi) 2003
Gem turquoise 1967
Fossil † Coelophysis 1981
Soil Penistaja (unofficial) Unofficial
Cultural Symbols
Colors red and yellow of Old Spain 1925
Question Red or green? 1999
Answer Red or green or Christmas 2007
Tie bolo 2007
Necklace Native American squash blossom necklace 2011
Cookie biscochito 1989
Aircraft hot air balloon 2005
Balloon Museum Anderson-Abruzzo International Balloon Museum 1999
Historic Railroad Cumbres and Toltec scenic railroad 2005
State Folklorist
Ballad Land of Enchantment — New Mexico 1989
Spanish Language Song Asi es Nuevo Mexico 1971
Bilingual Song New Mexico — Mi Lindo Nuevo Mexico 1995
Cowboy Song “Under New Mexico Skies,” composed by Syd Masters 2009
Guitar New Mexico sunrise guitar 2009
Poem A Nuevo Mexico 1991
Flag Salute 1963

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