On Jan. 6, 1912, New Mexico became the 47th U.S. state, beating Arizona by a month and Hawaii and Alaska by about 47 years. To mark its centennial, I've pulled together 100 images from my travels there: napping nomads in Truth or Consequences; a working artist in Santa Fe; a native gathering in Albuquerque; an idle biker in Grants; and a slate-gray sky, about to dump a monsoon on the highway near Hillsboro.
100 photos for 100 years of New Mexico

On Jan. 6, 1912, New Mexico became the 47th U.S. state, beating Arizona by a month and Hawaii and Alaska by about 47 years. To mark its centennial, I've pulled together 100 images from my travels there: napping nomads in Truth or Consequences; a working artist in Santa Fe; a native gathering in Albuquerque; an idle biker in Grants; and a slate-gray sky, about to dump a monsoon on the highway near Hillsboro.

-- Christopher Reynolds, Los Angeles Times

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Plaza Hotel, Las Vegas, N.M.
Outside Abiquiu, N.M.
Forest fire near Bandelier National Monument
Rio Grande west of Taos, N.M.
Mural in Taos, N.M.
Outside Abiquiu, N.M.
Crossroads, Springer, N.M
Fort Union, N.M.
A basketball hoop outside Raton, N.M.
Taos, N.M.
1996 Gathering of Nations Powwow
1996 Gathering of Nations Powwow
1996 Gathering of Nations Powwow
A key from St. James Hotel in Cimarron, N.
Ruins near Eagle Rest, N.M.
Colfax Tavern near Cimarron, N.M.
Chama Valley, N.M.
Fabric at Tierra Wools in Los Ojos, N.M.
Highway east of Hillsboro, N.M.
Los Poblanos Historic Inn in Los Ranchos de Albuquerque
Next stop: Pie Town, N.M.
Monsoon clouds near Socorro, N.M.
Pie Town, N.M.
Riverbend Hot Springs
Idle tavern in Quemado, N.M.
Virgin of Guadalupe in Hillsboro, N.M.
Cathedral altar in Santa Fe, N.M.
Blue Dome Gallery
Abiquiu Lake, N.M.
El Morro National Monument
Outside Grants, N.M.
Grants, N.M.
Grants, N.M.
Grants, N.M.
Grants, N.M.
El Morro National Monument
El Morro National Monument
El Morro National Monument
El Morro National Monument
El Morro National Monument
View from El Morro National Monument
El Morro National Monument
El Morro National Monument
Near Grants, N.M.
Santa Maria Mission in Cibola County, N.M.
Cibola County, N.M.
A stretch of highway
El Morro National Monument
Cafe Pasqual's in Santa Fe, N.M.
Santa Fe, N.M.
Santa Fe, N.M.
Sculpture by Estella Loretto
Santa Fe, N.M.
Downtown Santa Fe, N.M.
Santa Fe, N.M.
Downtown Santa Fe, N.M
Downtown Santa Fe, N.M
Downtown Santa Fe, N.M
Santa Fe, N.M.
Santa Fe, N.M.
Hotel St. Francis in Santa Fe, N.M.
Hotel St. Francis in Santa Fe, N.M.
Hotel St. Francis in Santa Fe, N.M.
New Mexico Museum of Art in Santa Fe, N.M.
New Mexico Museum of Art in Santa Fe
Rail Runner train
Western wear on wheels in Santa Fe, N.M.
Railyard in Santa Fe, N.M.
Railyard in Santa Fe, N.M.
Vinaigrette restaurant in Santa Fe, N.M.
Vinaigrette restaurant in Santa Fe, N.M.
Vinaigrette restaurant in Santa Fe, N.M.
Railyard in Santa Fe, N.M.
Rail Runner train
Guadalupe Street in Santa Fe, N.M.
Cowgirl BBQ Restaurant in Santa Fe, N.M.
Downtown Santa Fe, N.M.
Santa Fe Plaza
Sidewalk sale in Santa Fe, N.M.
Santa Fe, N.M.
Public artwork in Santa Fe, N.M.
Railyard in Santa Fe, N.M.
Musician Wily Jim in Santa Fe, N.M.
Santa Fe, N.M.
Downtown Santa Fe, N.M.
Santa Fe, N.M.
New Mexico Museum of Art in Santa Fe, N.M.
New Mexico Museum of Art in Santa Fe
New Mexico Museum of Art in Santa Fe
New Mexico Museum of Art in Santa Fe
Santa Fe, N.M.
New Mexico Museum of Art in Santa Fe
Canyon Road in Santa Fe, N.M.
Canyon Road in Santa Fe, N.M.
Santa Fe, N.M.
Artist Robert Anderson
Santa Fe, N.M.
Santa Fe, N.M.
Santa Fe, N.M.
Chama River near Abiquiu, N.M.