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Centennial Locomotive

United States

#1 Nov 3, 2011
I hear the train a comin'
It's rolling round the bend....

Union Pacific 844 NM/AZ Steam Locomotive Centennial Tour has begun.
Centennial Locomotive

United States

#2 Nov 7, 2011
The Union Pacific Steam Locomotive is scheduled to arrive in Deming on Nov. 9 between 11-11:30 a.m.
Wondering if any city/county officials and public are planning on being there to welcome it in. Might be a great opportunity to get some pictures taken.
Starlady

Wellsburg, WV

#3 Nov 9, 2011
Hey Bill...There was nothing about this on the on-line edition. What gives? I know that Matt did an article on it. Please put coverage on-line next time...
centennial exhibit

United States

#4 Nov 14, 2011
The NM Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces will celebrate the state's centennial with an exhibit commemorating the centennial of New Mexico's statehood. It will be one of the largest in the state, opens on Thursday and runs through Sept. 2012.
I love the southwest

Albuquerque, NM

#5 Dec 1, 2011
Hopefully on Jan. 6. 2012 the NM flag will be displayed throughout all of NM and flying proudly from every state, county and city building as well as many businesses on every main street in NM. Get your flags ready.
centennial info

Albuquerque, NM

#6 Dec 11, 2011
Silver City will celebrate the centennial in First Fridays downtown fashion Jan. 6-7, 2012 with a birthday party cake, a cake decorating contest and a dance with local musicians. Different organizations and businesses will present statehood themed activities throughout Fri. and Sat. with exhibits, art gallery art and many children's activities including a reading and essay project around the book "Voices of New Mexico".
centennial info

Albuquerque, NM

#7 Dec 11, 2011
Don't forget: Deadline for NM Centennial Gardens Project is Jan. 13. Check out details on the NM centennial website. Schools who have community gardens and limited resources should check this out. You may qualify for a grant or funding.
centennial vignettes

Albuquerque, NM

#8 Dec 13, 2011
Radio vignettes on NM history will showcase NM's colorful past. 2 minute oral history vignettes in a radio series produced by the NM centennial steering committee will be broadcast next year during NM's centennial while instrumental music of the state song, "O' Fair New Mexico" will be heard in the background. Hopes that NM history teachers and radio stations will use the series are expected.
state song

Albuquerque, NM

#9 Dec 13, 2011
Did you know that the birthplace of our state song "O' Fair New Mexico" was Lordsburg? It was written by Lordsburg resident Elizabeth Garret, daughter to famed sheriff Pat Garret, who killed Billy the Kid.
centennial info

Albuquerque, NM

#10 Dec 15, 2011
Some of Deming's centennial activities include a trash can painting contest with completed work done by Mar 3, the DAC plans many shows for each month next year, Deming museum hosts an artist that will showcase art from each county in the state, and on Jan, 7 two speakers, Dr. Richard Melzer will speak on why statehood took so long and Bayne Anderson. Deming's C of C encourages everyone to fly their NM flags on Jan. 6. And Chaparral School is planning something special at the Mimbres Learning Center on Jan. 6.
centennial parade

Albuquerque, NM

#11 Dec 16, 2011
Las Cruces centennial parade on Jan. 7, 2012 will mark the passage of 100 years of statehood for NM. 11-2 p.m. on Main and Mesquite Sts.
did you know

Albuquerque, NM

#12 Dec 16, 2011
Pres. Taft signed NM into statehood at 11:35 a.m. mountain time on Jan. 6, 1912. It would be incredible to hear the town bells ring throughout NM all at the same time on Jan. 6, 2012. You only turn 100 once NM.
I love the southwest

Albuquerque, NM

#13 Dec 28, 2011
A couple of "Centennial" billboards on I-10 commemorating NM's 100 years of statehood could help promote our state and attract tourists. The Dept of Tourism did a great job with their "Catch the Kid" campaign to bring in revenue to our state, maybe the billboards could be used to promote NM's centennial as well.
centennial poster

Albuquerque, NM

#14 Dec 30, 2011
Check out the "Statehood Day Celebration" poster on Silver City's Main Street web page. It's awesome!!!
Spiro Agnew

United States

#15 Dec 31, 2011
Whoa. I'm on a pacemaker over here. Go easy on all the drama and imagry.
Get into the spirit

Albuquerque, NM

#16 Dec 31, 2011
Good idea with the billboards to promote the statehood theme. Other ideas are: purchase banners and display them on a prominent street in your town, local businesses could do window displays, initiate a poster or essay contest, host a concert with music from that time, work with your local radio station and set up interviews with longtime citizens or made up impersonators of famous people in New Mexico, have an antique car show, parade, street festival, scavenger hunt, wine and cheese tasting, organize a community picture at the museum or courthouse, help the environment which Deming has done a great job so far with citywide cleanup, recycling programs and trash can contest. Art shows, lectures, school programs, create a video. Just a few things to promote our statehood celebrations.
Spiro Agnew

San Diego, CA

#17 Dec 31, 2011
Mm. Those are crowd-pleasers! And don't forget White Sands HQ is displaying their first horse-drawn missle.
Get in the spirit

Albuquerque, NM

#18 Dec 31, 2011
Spiro Agnew wrote:
Mm. Those are crowd-pleasers! And don't forget White Sands HQ is displaying their first horse-drawn missle.
Maybe they'll even shoot off a few cannon balls.
Get into the spirit

Albuquerque, NM

#19 Dec 31, 2011
After the Centennial New Year's celebrations tonight don't forget to leave a few fireworks for the 6th.
Spiro Agnew

San Diego, CA

#20 Dec 31, 2011
Well, with all the shenanigans and goings-on, I might even break out my meat-loaf recipe!

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