Land has many uses including hunting, farming, ranching, recreation and settlement. Ownership of land began when land grants were made to individuals and communities in the Spanish and Mexican eras. Many New Mexicans still live on land grants issued to early settlers.
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This Month in New Mexico History
|July 16, 1945 - Scientists detonate the world's first atomic bomb at Trinity Site in south-central New Mexico after secretly developing the technology through the Manhattan Project in Los Alamos. Today, Trinity Site is open to the public only twice a year.|
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