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Help! It’s My First Rodeo

Although rodeos are by no means exclusive to the American Southwest, states like

Texas, Arizona, and Nevada appear repeatedly on lists of top rodeo events. This should come as no surprise because our modern notion of the “cowboy” evolved from Spanish vaqueros and this part of the country spent years under both Spanish and Mexican rule.

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Volcanoes: New Mexico’s Explosive Past

Although Hawaii is the state that most people associate with volcanoes, New Mexico has an extensive and diverse array of them. In fact, it’s one of the best places on the North American continent to gain insight into volcanoes. And New Mexico’s fiery behemoths aren’t fully extinct—just dormant! Here are five (literal) hotspots.

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