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Topics in Chronicling America - From Territory to Statehood: The Southwest

The information and sample article links below provide access to a sampling of articles from historic newspapers that can be found in the Chronicling America: American Historic Newspapers digital collection ( Use the Suggested Search Terms and Dates to explore this topic further in Chronicling America.
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Important Dates:

  • 1912: New Mexico admitted as the 47th state in the Union.
  • 1912: Arizona admitted as the 48th and last contiguous state in the Union.

Suggested Search Terms:

  • [Try the following terms in combination, proximity, or as phrases using Search Pages in Chronicling America.] New Mexico, Arizona, state, admission, territory

Sample Articles from Chronicling America:

New Mexico


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