Greetings from New Mexico

Greetings from New Mexico Large Letter

Stock #: 15851
Type: Postcard
Era: Linen
State: New Mexico (NM)
Publisher: J. R. Willis
Postmark: 1941
Stamp: 1c
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)
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The Discover of New Mexico in 1540 The Entrado of Francisco Vasquez De Coronado New Mexico!!! 1536 (four hundred and four years) 1940 The most historic State in the U. S. A. First visited by Cabeza de Vaca and his three ill-fated companions in 1536. Their takes of fabulous wealth of the Indian villages caused the Spaniards to send Fray Marces de Niza to spy out of land in 1539. The negro guide Estavan was killed at Zuni Indian village and Fray Marcos made a hasty retreat to Mexico City... the folllowing year, 1540. Coronado made his famous Entrada. The first Spanish colony was founded in the name of the King of Spain in 1598... during the Indian Rebellion in 1680 most of the priests and colonists were killed, the survivors fleeing to Mexico. In 1692 De Vargas reconquered the province under the flag of Spain. Mexico gained her independence from Spain in 1821 ... in the year 1846 the province was surrendered to the U. S. A. and remained a territory until 1912, when it was admitted to statehood. Though one of the oldest settlements, it is the youngest state in the Union and the least known. Its wonderful scenery, delightful climate, primitive Indian and Spanish inhabitants and customs, all add to the interest and curiosity of the visitor to this ""land of manana