Wednesday, April 4, 2012

New Mexico Historical

The "Clovis culture" is a prehistoric Indian culture that dates back to the end of the last glacial period, roughly 13,500 - 13,000 calendar years ago. This Indian culture had distinct tools made of bone and ivory which are referred to as the "Clovis points".

I had a great time "visiting" New Mexico. While living out west, I went on a camping trip to New Mexico. I loved the culture and the beauty in Santa Fe. While in Santa Fe, I went to the Loretto Chapel. The "miraculous" stairway there was beautiful and definitely thought provoking. At the end of this entry I've posted 2 of my own pictures from my trip in the early 90s.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

New Mexico Interesting People

Geogia O'keeffe was an American painter who is best known for her paintings of flowers and southwestern landscapes. Although she was not born in New Mexico, Georgia began spending her summers painting there in 1929. O'keeffe permantely moved to New Mexico in 1949 and lived there until her death in 1986 at 98 years old.

Demi Guynes Kutcher, aka Demi Moore is an American actress, film producer, film director, former songwriter and model. She was born in Roswell in 1962. Demi was cross-eyed as a child and had 2 surgeries to correct that. She dropped out of high school at 16 to model in Europe. In 1995, Demi was the highest paid female actress.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Thursday, March 8, 2012

New Mexico University

The University of New Mexico was founded in 1889.  William G. Tight was the third president for the University serving from 1901-1909.  President Tight was responsible for the introduction of "Pueblo Revival" architecture to the school.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

New Mexico Interesting Fact

The red and gold coloring of New Mexico's flag represent Spain. The Zia symbol is an ancient Native American symbol for the sun.

Monday, February 27, 2012

New Jersey Interesting Fact

Almost 17% of New Jersey is productive farmland. The state ranks high in it's product of garden vegetables, blueberries, cranberries and peaches.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

New Jersey Food

The early settlers and their Indian guides hunted and killed bison along the Pembrook River.

Archaeological excavations provided evidence that corn was also one of the food staples of the early inhabitants.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

New Jersey Interesting People

Whitney Elizabeth Houston was listed as "the most awarded female act of all time" by Guinness World Records in 2009. Whitney was born in Newark on August 9, 1963. Whitney was an American recording artist, producer, actress and model. She started singing when she was 11 with her church's junior gospel choir.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

New Jersey Sports/University

The College of New Jersey was originally founded in 1746 in Elizabeth. In 1747, the college moved to Newark and then  in 1756, a final move to Princeton. The college was renamed Princeton University in 1896. Princeton University is one of the eight Ivy League colleges. It is also one of the nine Colonial Colleges that were founded before the American Revolution.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

New Jersey Historical

Situated between Philadelphia and New York City, New Jersey was the site of several battles during the American Revolutionary War.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

New Hampshire Interesting Fact

Four out of nine of the "Isles of Shoals" are located in New Hampshire. These are small islands and tidal ledges that are about 6 miles offshore. The islands provided plenty of good fishing and were first settled by Europeans early in the 17th century.


Friday, February 3, 2012

New Hampshire Interesting People

On January 18, 1782, Daniel Webster was born in West Salisbury. West Salisbury is known today as the city of Franklin. Daniel was an American Statesman and a Senator.

Alan Bartlett Shepard, Jr. was born in East Derry on November 18, 1923. Alan was an American astronaut. He was the first American to be launched into space on May 5, 1961.