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Near San Ildefonso Pueblo in Santa Fe County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Maria Montoya Martinez, (Povika, Pond Lily)

(ca. 1886-1980)

 

—San Ildefonso Pueblo —

 
Maria Montoya Martinez, (Povika, Pond Lily) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 23, 2011
1. Maria Montoya Martinez, (Povika, Pond Lily) Marker
Inscription. Maria Martinez was a self-taught potter who helped elevate Pueblo pottery to a respected art form. She and her husband Julian were successful polychrome potters and together revived black pottery. Their work improved the economic conditions of the community. Recognized internationally, Maria was an innovator with strong spiritual and cultural awareness. Her skills and techniques have been carried on successfully by subsequent generations.
 
Erected by New Mexico Historic Preservation Division.
 
Location. 35° 52.885′ N, 106° 7.047′ W. Marker is near San Ildefonso Pueblo, New Mexico, in Santa Fe County. Marker is at the intersection of State Road 502 at milepost 12.5 and Povi Kaa Drive (Road 401), on the right when traveling west on State Road 502. Touch for map. Marker is at the main entrance to San Ildefonso Pueblo. Marker is in this post office area: Santa Fe NM 87506, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pueblo of San Ildefonso (here, next to this marker); Jémez Mountains (approx. 0.9 miles away); Feliciana Tapia Viarrial (1904-1988) (approx. 5.9 miles away); Pueblo of Santa Clara
<i>back of</i> Maria Montoya Martinez, (Povika, Pond Lily) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 23, 2011
2. back of Maria Montoya Martinez, (Povika, Pond Lily) Marker
on backs of single-sided signs 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 ensures that women's diverse histories will be remembered and told, and will inspire and provide a guide for future generations. The 2006 Legislature funded the project.
(approx. 6.3 miles away); Pablita Velarde, Tse Tsan, Golden Dawn (approx. 6.3 miles away); The Bond House (approx. 7.8 miles away); Chimayo Trading Post / Trujillo House (approx. 8.1 miles away); The St. Francis Women's Club (approx. 8.2 miles away).
 
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Maria Montoya Martinez, (Povika, Pond Lily) Marker (on right) image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 23, 2011
3. Maria Montoya Martinez, (Povika, Pond Lily) Marker (on right)
Pueblo of San Ildefonso Marker is on the left.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 5, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,547 times since then and 79 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 5, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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