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Near San Ysidro in Sandoval County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Trinidad Gachupin Medina (ca. 1883-1964)

Zia Pueblo

 
 
Trinidad Gachupin Medina (ca. 1883-1964) Marker Text image. Click for full size.
July 1, 2010
1. Trinidad Gachupin Medina (ca. 1883-1964) Marker Text
Inscription.  Trinidad Gachupin Medina was the most widely known Zia potter of her time. She was recognized for her large polychrome storage jars. Sponsored by trader Wick Miller, she toured the United States from 1930 to 1946, demonstrating pottery making at department stores and national exhibitions, including the World’s Fair held in Chicago. Generations of Zia potters continue this tradition, which she helped to preserve.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicIndustry & CommerceNative AmericansWomen. A significant historical year for this entry is 1930.
 
Location. 35° 29.677′ N, 106° 43.656′ W. Marker is near San Ysidro, New Mexico, in Sandoval County. Marker is on N.M. State Route 44 (U.S. 550) 0.3 miles east of Zia Boulevard (Business Road 785), on the right when traveling east. Adjacent to Pueblo of Zia Marker. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: San Ysidro NM 87053, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pueblo of Zía (a few steps from this marker); Vasquez de Coronado's Route (approx. 2½ miles away);
Trinidad Gachupin Medina (ca. 1883-1964) Marker image. Click for full size.
July 1, 2010
2. Trinidad Gachupin Medina (ca. 1883-1964) Marker
Looking east down U.S. 550 / N.M. 44 and the Jemez River drainage. Santa Ana Pueblo is approximately 8 miles northeast. Sandia Peak is on the horizon. The Jemez and Rio Grande Rivers meet at the north end of the Sandias, forming La Angostura (bottle neck), where the defensive settlement of Algodones was founded in the Spanish reconquesta of New Mexico after the 1680 Pueblo Revolt.
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Colorado Plateau (approx. 6 miles away); Pueblo of Santa Ana (approx. 7.4 miles away); Evelyn M. Vigil, Phan-Un-Pha-Kee (Young Doe) 1921–1995 (approx. 10.3 miles away); Pueblo of Jémez (approx. 10.3 miles away); Bernalillo (approx. 12.8 miles away); Spanish Entrada Site (approx. 15.4 miles away).
 
More about this marker. This marker is part of the New Mexico Historic Women Marker Initiative project.
 
Trinidad Gachupin Medina (ca. 1883-1964) Marker - Reverse image. Click for full size.
July 1, 2010
3. Trinidad Gachupin Medina (ca. 1883-1964) Marker - Reverse
New Mexico Historic Women Marker Initiative The New Mexico Historic Women Marker Initiative was founded in 2005 by members of the New Mexico Women's Forum in a statewide effort to recognize women's contributions to New Mexico history on the state's Official Scenic Historic Markers. The Initiative assures that women's diverse histories will be remembered and told and will inspire and proviee a guide for future generations. The 2006 legislature funded the project.
Trinidad Gachupin Medina (ca. 1883-1964) Marker - Reverse image. Click for full size.
July 1, 2010
4. Trinidad Gachupin Medina (ca. 1883-1964) Marker - Reverse
View to southwest.
Trinidad Gachupin Medina (ca. 1883-1964) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 22, 2011
5. Trinidad Gachupin Medina (ca. 1883-1964) Marker
Trinidad Gachupin Medina (ca. 1883-1964) Marker is on the left and Pueblo of Zia Marker is on the right.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 10, 2010. This page has been viewed 1,266 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 10, 2010.   5. submitted on August 2, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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