"New Mexico State University was founded to teach agriculture in 1888 as the Las Cruces College, and the following year became New Mexico College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts. It received its present name in 1960. "-source
"NMSU's teams are called the Aggies, a nickname derived from the university's agricultural beginnings...NMSU maintains strong athletic rivalries with the University of New Mexico. The UNM-NMSU rivalry is represented by the Rio Grande Rivalry, a series based on points awarded to the winners of head to head competitions between the two universities in every sport."-source
""A" Tradition In 1920, students of then New Mexico College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts scouted for an appropriate place to display their school letter. Tortugas Mountain, located three miles (5 km) east of campus, seemed a natural spot. Brave males gathered enough stones to form a big "A" easily visible from campus and the surrounding area. On the following day, April 1, students trudged up the mountain side with their five-gallon cans of whitewash and splashed it on the stones, turning them into a gleaming white "A". For many years, giving the "A" its annual fresh coat of whitewash was an all school effort. The seniors mixed lime and water at the foot of the mountain and the freshmen and sophomores toted the mixture up to the juniors who splashed it on the "A."-source
This is our bookstore!-source
This is the inside of the bookstore!-source
"The interior space features a 4/5th scale model of a de Havilland DH 82 Tiger Moth Pistol Pete airplane suspended from the ceiling and is one of the many unique touches displayed throughout the store. The interior also showcases photographs and fixtures that highlight the rich history of NMSU, Las Cruces, New Mexico, and the southwest"-source
And these are just a couple more pictures I want to share with you all!