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A vaguely defined historical region generally thought to be in present-day northern New Mexico. It included seven pueblos, the fabled Seven Cities of Cíbola, which were sought by the earliest Spanish explorers for their supposed riches.
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(ˈsi bə lə)

Seven Cities of, legendary cities of great wealth believed by Spanish explorers to exist in what is now the U.S. Southwest.
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Next was the Cibola County Correctional Center, another private facility, 410 miles away in New Mexico.
Beginning in August 2014,1 was with the Grants Cibola School District as a substitute teacher before becoming a 6th grade educator with Provisional License-Level I in 2015 to 2018.
1540 - Francisco Vazquez de Coronado's expedition sets off from Mexico in search of 7 cities of Cibola. 1782 - Engineer James Watt's patent for a rotary motion for the steam engine is granted.
He also served as president and publisher of Smith Newspapers, and publisher of the Stuttgart (Ark.) Daily Leader, the Cibola County Beacon in Grants, N.M., and a twice weekly in Walterboro, S.C.
His body was found a month later by a hiker in the Cibola National Park, an hour and 45-minute drive from his home.
Connected Communities: Networks, Identity, and Social Change in the Ancient Cibola World
The El Paso-based Borderland Immigration Council, a group of attorneys and community organizers who advocate for immigrants, said the case could offer relief to about 2,000 more detainees being held in El Paso and Sierra Blanca, Texas, or in the New Mexican counties of Otero and Cibola.
Jim Flores, a JROTC instructor at Cibola High School in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Childers, 20, of Cibola, Texas, for unlawful violation of an order of protection and a warrant for failure to appear on traffic charges.
In Walk the World's Rim, after Estevanico and Chakoh are separated in Mexico, Estevanico joins Fray Marcos de Niza and a band of Spaniards to set out in search of the City of Gold, Cibola. Though this journey ultimately leads to Chakoh and Estevanico's reunion, in the scenes leading up to it, Chakoh casts Estevanico in a monstrous role: that of a traitor.