About New Mexico

Official State Song – “O Fair New Mexico”

“O Fair New Mexico” was written by Elizabeth Garrett, the blind daughter of famed sheriff, Pat Garrett. In 1917, Governor Washington E. Lindsey signed the legislation making “O Fair New Mexico” the official New Mexico State Song. In 1928 America’s most famous march composer and conductor, John Philip Sousa, presented Governor Arthur T. Hannett and the people of New Mexico an arrangement of the state song embracing a musical story of the Indian, the Cavalry, the Spanish, and the Mexican.

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New Mexico Capitol Annex North
325 Don Gaspar, Suite 300
Santa Fe, NM 87501

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Toll Free : 1-800-477-3632

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