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Outdoor Water Use Conservation Tips
If you want to live in the southwestern United States, you need to know about water conservation because there isnít much rainfall or snowfall, especially in the two southernmost states of Arizona and New Mexico as well as the desert state of Nevada. This article concentrates on outdoor water use.
Raccoons in the Burbs
One of the critters you may run across in the Southwest USA is the raccoon. It is not good to set out food and water for these nocturnal creatures because they can pose a threat to your pets. Learn how to make your house a less attractive target for them.
Southwest USA State Fairs
While there is some overlap between the Utah and New Mexico state fairs, you can actually plan to attend all five state fairs, even the huge one in Arizona that stretches for more than three weeks.
State Symbols of the Southwestern USA
Learn the state symbols of Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah. Find out about each stateís official bird, fish, and flower. Learn the state capitals and dates of statehood. What state is the only state in the union to have an official cookie?
Subscribe to the Free Southwest USA Newsletter
Here is why you should sign up for the free, weekly site newsletter. No spam, your email address is never shared, you can unsubscribe at any time, and the newsletter is the best way to keep up with all new great content about the beautiful Southwest USA.
The First Atomic Bomb
No event in the history of New Mexico is as significant as when the world's first atomic bomb was built at Los Alamos National Laboratory and tested at Trinity site on July 16, 1945. After this, the world changed as we knew it.
Tinkertown Museum of Folk Art in New Mexico
If you want to see something inexpensive but unusual, you should not miss the Tinkertown Museum of Folk Art. It is located only twenty minutes from Albuquerque, the biggest city in New Mexico.
What is a Cage Doll
The cage doll has become hugely popular with those who like to decorate their house in Santa Fe style. She also appeals to aficionados of "shabby-chic" and bohemian surroundings.
What is a Narcocorrido
Narcocorridos, literally drug ballads, are popular in the American southwest. These songs combine violent lyrics that glorify crime with the bouncy polka music typical of Mexico.
What is a Solifugid
During the Iraq War, the humble solifugid became the notorious "camel spider" to the horrified soldiers who encountered it. In reality, it is a harmless arachnid that inhabits dry climates. Entomophobic readers can rest easy; there are no photos in this article.
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