This full color travelogue / educational shows New Mexico in the late 1940s, including a visit to a Native American pueblo. Taos is shown at the 1:55 mark, along with Billy the Kid's grave. Santa Fe is seen at 2:20, including the downtown and the Palace of the Governors and the San Miguel Church. Albuquerque is seen at the 3 minute mark, with its bustling downtown and "old Albuquerque" including the town plaza. At the 3:45 mark, the University of New Mexico is shown. Oil rigs are seen at the 4 minute mark, including the NuMex petroleum refinery. Mining activities, including pot ash, are seen at the 4:30 mark and a huge open pit copper mine at 4:45. Cotton growing and harvesting is seen at the 5:15 mark, with thousands of bales awaiting transport. Cattle is also important to New Mexico's economy, and a cattle ranch is seen at the 5:40 mark along with countless sheep. Cowboys are seen at the 6 minute mark. Ship Rock is seen at 6:30, and the White Sands National Monument is seen at 6:40. Carlsbad Caverns are seen at the 7 minute mark. The Indian Intertribal Ceremony at Gallup is seen at the 7:40 mark.
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