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Jemez Pueblo in Sandoval County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Evelyn M. Vigil, Phan-Un-Pha-Kee (Young Doe) 1921–1995

Juanita T. Toledo, Pha-Wa-Luh-Luh (Ring-Cloud Around the Moon) 1914–1999

 

—New Mexico Historic Women Marker Initiative —

 
Evelyn M. Vigil and Juanita T. Toledo Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 25, 2014
1. Evelyn M. Vigil and Juanita T. Toledo Marker
Inscription. Jemez Pueblo. Evelyn M. Vigil, a descendant of the last remaining Pecos residents that moved to Jemez Pueblo in 1838, led a revival of Pecos Pueblo style pottery. She spent time at Pecos National Historic Park studying materials and techniques used by the Pecos people. With the aid of Juanita T. Toledo, another Pecos descendant, Evelyn helped to recreate the glazeware that was made there from 1250 to 1700.
 
Erected by the New Mexico Historic Women Marker Initiative.
 
Location. 35° 38.644′ N, 106° 43.481′ W. Marker is in Jemez Pueblo, New Mexico, in Sandoval County. Marker is on State Road 4, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. It is across from Jemez Pueblo visitor’s center. Marker is in this post office area: Jemez Pueblo NM 87024, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pueblo of Jémez (here, next to this marker); Colorado Plateau (approx. 7.6 miles away); Vasquez de Coronado's Route (approx. 9.2 miles away); Jémez State Monument (approx. 9.8 miles away); Pueblo of Zía (approx. 10.3 miles away); Trinidad Gachupin Medina (ca. 1883-1964) (approx. 10.3 miles away).
 
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Evelyn M. Vigil and Juanita T. Toledo Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 25, 2014
2. Evelyn M. Vigil and Juanita T. Toledo Marker
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.
 
Also see . . .  Photograph of Evelyn Vigil's Work. “Pecos Pueblo potters had produced beautiful pottery decorated with glaze designs. The technique was lost following the demise of the pueblo in the early 1800s. A volunteer at Pecos National Monument became interested in locating the clay and glaze used by the Pecos potters, so around 1975, she began a systematic search. To experiment with the various clays and tempers she discovered, she elicited the help of an outstanding Jemez Pueblo potter—Evelyn Vigil—to experiment and see which ones were likely the correct ones. For five years, Evelyn experimented and finally achieved positive results.” (Submitted on April 26, 2014.) 
 
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Reverse Faces of Evelyn M. Vigil and Juanita T. Toledo (left) and Pueblo of Jémez Markers image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 25, 2014
3. Reverse Faces of Evelyn M. Vigil and Juanita T. Toledo (left) and Pueblo of Jémez Markers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 26, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 406 times since then and 115 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 26, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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