New Mexico.—The design of the New Mexico territory building was Spanish
Renaissance and the moderate structure measured 40 by 62 feet and cost 6,053 dollars.
Mission furniture decorated its rooms, and the structure featured the oldest bell in the United States, cast in 1355.
The superior products shown in New Mexico's agricultural and horticultural exhibits demonstrated that the very best results and most perfect development in fruits and
farm products are obtained by irrigation and sunny skies. The fruits,
grains, vegetables, and other products of the soil shown were well-received.
New Mexico had exhibits in the Palaces of Education, Mines and Metallurgy (including: coal, iron, zinc, lead, copper, silver, gold, mica, gypsum, salt, sulfur, asbestos, onyx and building stones), Agriculture (irrigation), and Horticulture. The state's principal exhibit was in the Mines and Metallurgy (a working exhibit in exclusive turquoise mining, and lapidary).
Their impressive educational exhibit might have quickened the territory's statehood (In 1912).
Exhibited in The New Mexico Building, this bell was believed to be hung in the missionary at Cibola, by Friar Juan De Padilla, who accompanied the Coronado expedition. The besll weighs 198 pounds. It was cast in Spain in 1355. In all probability, the bell might contain a sizeable quantity of silver and gold, as in the Middle Ages, people would bless the bell by adding jewels and valuables into the molden metal, before casting.