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Telephone area codes for New Mexico. 505 is the oldest of the two, it used to cover the entire state, but now covers Central New Mexico and Northwestern New Mexico. 575 covers the other regions of the state.

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biographical name | encyclopedia/music | lexicon/new-mexico-music lexicon/sanchez-family | Pronounced: Al Hur·ri·cane \al hur-i-keyn\ | IPA: /ˈæl ˈhɜr ɪˌkeɪn/ Definition of Al Hurricane Alberto Nelson Sanchez 1936- American musician. Al Hurricane. “The Godfather of New Mexico Music,” a leading music performer for approximately half-a-century, his music has remained influential since the rock ‘n’ roll era, well through, to the modern era. Cultural […]Continue reading

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Alberto Nelson Sanchez Jr. 1959- American musician. Al Hurricane, Jr.. The son of Al Hurricane, a leading music performer of New Mexico music, influential rock musician and contributor to New Mexico’s music scene.

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geographic name | part of encyclopedia/places Pronounced: \al-buh-kur-kee\ or \awl-boo-ked-kay\ IPA: /ˈæl bəˌkɜr ki/ or /ɔl bʊˈkɛ.ɾ keɪ/ Definition of Albuquerque The largest city in New Mexico, the center of the larger Albuquerque Metropolitan Area, and the county seat of Bernalillo County. This city is located in Central New Mexico at the western foothills of the Sandia Mountains. Currently known as a modern multicultural […]Continue reading

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A modern culture in New Mexico, and the major culture from 1850 to today. The culture is distinguished by the supreme law of the United States Constitution and Bill of Rights, as well as their folklore, media, preservation, multiculturalism, and gastronomic influence; such as the preservation of multiple State and National Parks, the expansion of ancient New Mexican cuisine and musical techniques, and the prominence of American holidays like the 4th of July and Thanksgiving.

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A prehistoric paleoamerican culture of Northern Mexico and the Southwestern United States, dated to about 7000 B.C. to 1600 A.D. The culture is distinguished by their agricultural abilities, advanced pottery and textile arts, and their architectural abilities in pithouses, pueblos, and cliff dwellings. These people are the ancestors to the modern Pueblos, and were located in what is now known as the Four Corners (Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona) region, and had multiple roadways for religious and trade purposes.

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biographical name | encyclopedia/music Pronounced: \an-tohn-yuh ab-uh-dah-kuh\ | IPA: /ænˈtoʊn yə ˈæb ə ˈdɑ kʌ/ Definition of Antonia Apodaca Antonia Apodaca. 1923- American musician. Long time music performer of New Mexico music, her music is influential in preserving traditional New Mexico folk musics, while at the same time furthering the reach of the genre through introducing Country and Western […]Continue reading

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biographical name | encyclopedia/music Pronounced: \bey-bee gey-bee\ | IPA: /ˈbeɪ bi ˈgeɪ bi/ Definition of Baby Gaby Gabriel R. Sanchez 1942- American musician. Baby Gaby. a leading music performer of New Mexico music, influential since the rock ‘n’ roll era, well through, to the modern era. lexicon/new-mexico-music | lexicon/sanchez-family Cultural significance of Baby Gaby within New Mexico Baby Gaby’s […]Continue reading

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noun | part of encyclopedia/cuisine Pronounced: \beez-coh-chee-tohz\ \biz-coh-chee-tohz\ | IPA: /biz koʊ tʃi toʊz/ Definition of biscochitos / bizcochitos affectionate/diminutive term for bizcocho “cake” in Spanish, literally “little cakes” or “baby cakes”. New Mexican; a traditional cookie with a relatively simple recipe that consists of four ingredients (anise, cinnamon, sugar, and butter or lard). Although biscochitos are are frequently […]Continue reading

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restaurant chain | encyclopedia/cuisine | Pronounced: \bleyks loh-tuh bur-ger\ | IPA: /bleɪks ˈloʊ tə ˈbɜr gər/ Definition of Blake’s Lotaburger An iconic New Mexican cuisine fast food restaurant chain in Albuquerque. The company, established in 1952 by Blake Chanslor. Blake’s Lotaburger emphasizes Americana themes, and foods such as fast food New Mexican cuisine and the Lotaburger. Examples of Blake’s Lotaburger Menu Origin of Blake’s […]Continue reading

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noun | encyclopedia/cuisine Pronounced: \brek-fuhst buh-ree-tohz\ | IPA: /ˈbrɛk fəst burˈri tɔs/ Definition of breakfast burritos New Mexican and Route 66 Southwestern American; a dish consisting of a tortilla folded around various breakfast food items, particularly fried potatos, eggs, bacon, steak, etc. with red or green New Mexico chile. As with most comfort foods with regional variations, […]Continue reading

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demonym | part of encyclopedia/culture Pronounced: \bur-kay-neo\ or \bood-kay-nyo\ IPA: /bʊ.ɾˈkɛˈnyɔ/ Plural: Burqueños or Burqueñas Definition of Burqueño/Burqueña Burqueño and the feminine Burqueña, (sometimes spelled with an n instead of an ñ, as Burqueno) a native of Albuquerque, and the Albuquerque Metropolitan Area (extended throughout Central New Mexico), traditionally one born hearing the urban type New Mexico English; the dialect or accent […]Continue reading

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noun | encyclopedia/cuisine Pronounced: \kah-lah-bah-see-tahs\ | IPA: /ˌkɑ lɑˈ bɑ ˈsi tɑs/ Definition of calabacitas a traditional sautéed dish, of New Mexican origin, consisting of yellow squash, zucchini, onions, and optionally New Mexico chile and corn. lexicon/new-mexican-cuisine Examples of calabacitas Origin of calabacitas Calabacitas are Pueblo in origin, thanks to trade along El Camino Real de Tierra […]Continue reading

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geographic name Definition of Central New Mexico A region of New Mexico, centering around the large Albuquerque Metropolitan Area in Bernalillo County, and encompassing Sandoval County, Torrance County, and Valencia County. Located in this region are the major cities, towns, and villages of Central New Mexico are Albuquerque, Belen, Corrales, Los Lunas, Las Vegas, Rio Rancho, […]Continue reading

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noun | encyclopedia/cuisine Pronounced: \chee-leh re-ye-noh\ | IPA: /tʃi lɛ rɛˈyɛ nɔ/ Definition of chile rellenos literally “filled/stuffed chile” in Spanish. New Mexican and Mexican; a dish consisting of a fried egg-battered pepper stuffed with cheese. As with most comfort foods with regional variations, this usually gives an insight into local food traditions. lexicon/new-mexican-cuisine Examples of chile rellenos […]Continue reading

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geographic name | part of encyclopedia/places | Pronounced: \kloh-vis\ | IPA: /ˈkloʊ vɪs/ Definition of Clovis The county seat of Curry County, this town is located in the Llano Estacado. Known for its importance within rock-and-roll and country music, its nearby location to Cannon Air Force Base, the discovery of the remains of the Clovis prehistoric culture, its numerous […]Continue reading

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geographic name | part of encyclopedia/places | Pronounced: \dik-suh n\ | IPA: /ˈdɪk sən/ Definition of Dixon Small town in Rio Arriba County, this town is located between the Carson National Forest (to the north and west) and the Santa Fe National Forest (to the south and west), in the Embudo Valley, Northern New Mexico. Known for its vistas of funnel shaped mountains, […]Continue reading

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