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Los Alamos in Los Alamos County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Peggy Pond Church

 

—(1903–1986) —

 
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By J. J. Prats, April 14, 2012
1. Peggy Pond Church Marker
Inscription. Peggy Pond Church, author of the Southwest classic The House at Otowi Bridge and daughter of Los Alamos Ranch School founder Ashley Pond, will forever be “The First Lady of New Mexican Poetry.” As she rode the Pajarito Plateau and camped beneath tall pines, she came to understand that “it is the land that wants to be said.” She captured it in her sensitive poems.
 
Location. 35° 52.805′ N, 106° 18.166′ W. Marker is in Los Alamos, New Mexico, in Los Alamos County. Marker is at the intersection of Trinity Drive (New Mexico Route 502) and 20th Street on Trinity Drive. Click for map. It is at Ashley Pond. Marker is in this post office area: Los Alamos NM 87544, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Valle Grande (approx. 8.8 miles away); Pueblo of San Ildefonso (approx. 10.4 miles away); Maria Montoya Martinez, (Povika, Pond Lily) (approx. 10.4 miles away); Jémez Mountains (approx. 11.3 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. The House at Otowi Bridge: The Story of Edith Warner and Los Alamos. First published
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By J. J. Prats, April 14, 2012
2. Peggy Pond Church Marker
in 1973. Amazon.com book description: This is the story of Edith Warner, who lived for more than twenty years as a neighbor to the Indians of San Ildefonso Pueblo, near Los Alamos, New Mexico. She was a remarkable woman, a friend to everyone who knew her, from her Indian companion Tilano, who was an elder of San Ildefonso, to Niels Bohr, Robert Oppenheimer, and the other atomic scientists who worked at Los Alamos during World War II. "A finely told tale of a strange land and of a rare character who united with it and, without seeming to do anything to that end, exerted an unusual influence upon all other lovers of that soil with whom she came in contact. The quality of the country, of the many kinds of people, and of the central character come through excellently.”—Oliver La Farge (Submitted on April 27, 2013.) 

2. Wikipedia Entry for Los Alamos Ranch School. “In November 1942, the school and the surrounding land were purchased by the United States Army’s Manhattan Engineering District for use in the top-secret effort to develop the first atomic bomb. The school awarded its final diplomas in January 1943 and the Army took control of the property the following month.” (Submitted on April 27, 2013.) 
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, Music
 
Peggy Pond Church Marker and Ashley Pond image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 14, 2012
3. Peggy Pond Church Marker and Ashley Pond
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 610 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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