The Land Of Enchantment
No passport or visa required, although many persons in the United States are not aware that New Mexico is a part of the United States and inquire about the need for a passport, a visa, or inoculations.
New Mexico is geographically special and unique. We are the home of Santa Fe, the yucca, the black bear, major mountain ranges and national forests, the Rio Grande, the Santa Fe Trail, an abundance of natural wonders and historic sites, and twenty two Indian Tribes. We were first settled by the Anasazi and Mogollón; colonized by the Spanish, were a territory of Mexico and the United States, and became the 47th state in 1912.
The New Mexico Geographic Alliance invites visitors to this site to explore the geography of the State of New Mexico and to learn about the Alliance, which is dedicated to enhancing geography education through teacher professional development and outstanding curriculum materials. New Mexico is the location of the GeoForce, a cadre of Teacher Consultants working to provide lesson plans, materials, and professional development activities for the teaching professionals of New Mexico.
"In the magnificent fierce morning of New Mexico one sprang awake,
a new part of the soul woke up suddenly,
and the old world gave way to the new."
- D. H. Lawrence