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Centennial Journeys

Series produced by New Mexico Centennial

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A series of 1:58 bumper spots featuring historical vignettes from 1846 to 2012 that shaped New Mexico's character as a state.

Centennial Journeys is a series of two-minute programs to educate the public about interesting and often overlooked pieces of New Mexico’s history from the arrival of United States troops in 1846 to the present. They are produced by the New Mexico Centennial Steering Committee with assistance from the Office of the State Historian and New Mexico Arts, a Division of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs and are produced at KUNM-FM Radio studios in Albuquerque, NM.


17 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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General Kearny leads the Army of the West to Santa Fe and claims New Mexico for the United States of America.

Bought by KUNM


  • Added: Dec 08, 2011
  • Length: 01:58
  • Purchases: 1
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Socorro County Sheriff Elfego Baca and the shootout in San Francisco Plaza

  • Added: Dec 08, 2011
  • Length: 01:58
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A US Army cavalry troop astride camels in the Southwest desert? Well it seemed worth a try a the time.

  • Added: Dec 09, 2011
  • Length: 01:58
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The colorful history of this southern New Mexico fort.

  • Added: Dec 09, 2011
  • Length: 02:00
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The story of a Buffalo Soldier who won the Congressional Medal of Honor during the Warm Springs Apache uprising of 1880-1881.

  • Added: Dec 09, 2011
  • Length: 01:58
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A former slave turned cowboy makes a surprising discovery that changes the archaeological timetable in America.

  • Added: Dec 09, 2011
  • Length: 02:00
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The story of the little bear cub from Capitan who became a national icon.

  • Added: Dec 09, 2011
  • Length: 01:59
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A simple chimpanzee from Cameroon makes space history and becomes a national hero.

  • Added: Dec 09, 2011
  • Length: 01:59
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Socorro County Sheriff Lonnie Zamora finds himself in the Twilight Zone.

  • Added: Dec 08, 2011
  • Length: 01:55
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An 1880 close encounter with a mysterious balloon over Lamy.

  • Added: Dec 08, 2011
  • Length: 01:59
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Truth or legend? New Mexico’s most persistent treasure tale: the lost mine of Padre Larue.

  • Added: Dec 09, 2011
  • Length: 01:58
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A Hillsboro blacksmith stumbles into the richest silver mine ever found.

  • Added: Dec 09, 2011
  • Length: 01:57
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Lovington and Hobbs vie for the honor of becoming the Lea County Seat.

  • Added: Dec 09, 2011
  • Length: 01:59
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An attempt by a New Mexican US Senator to legitimize squatters on Pueblo Indian land is foiled by public outcry.

  • Added: Dec 09, 2011
  • Length: 01:58
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Philadelphia heiress Catherine Drexel builds a Catholic school for Indian students in Santa Fe.

  • Added: Dec 09, 2011
  • Length: 02:00
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The UNM Lobos make aviation history in 1929, flying to the Rose Bowl.

  • Added: Dec 16, 2011
  • Length: 01:56
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The telegraph comes to Santa Fe in 1868 and changes everything.

  • Added: Dec 09, 2011
  • Length: 01:59