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Tue April 22, 2014
Women Drawn to Santa Fe in the 1920s
Mary Cabot Wheelwright came from Boston in the 1920s and not only founded the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian in Santa Fe, but also maintained Los Luceros, called "An elegant 1800s Territorial-style hacienda-a romantic treasure. "
Wheelwright, who was friends with Olive Rush and Georgia O'Keefe, as well as other Easterners drawn to the West, preserved Navajo spiritual practices and ceremonies with the help of Native healer Hosteen Klah. She also maintained an historic farmhouse set on the Rio Grande, north of Espanola. We walk through that property with the current caretaker, CJ Law. Lea Armstrong, Assistant Director of the Wheelwright Museum is writing a biography of Mary Cabot Wheelwright.