Pecos River Ranch: A brief history and memoir

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Author: Gavin, Mary (1914-2008)

Publisher: Self-published

Pub Date: Not dated (1985?)

Binding: Paperback

Condition: Fair to Good.  Binding tight.  No tears.  Lower front cover corner has approx. 3″ crease.  Upper front cover corner has approx. 1/4″ bend.  Two small spots on front cover at spine edge.  Inscribed by the author on second end paper.

Notes: Mary Gavin was designated as a New Mexico Living Treasure for her work in helping to establish the New Mexico Museum of Natural History, now the most visited museum in the state.  She and her husband purchased the Pecos River Ranch in 1961 (from Greer Garson Fogelson), and lived there for 18 years.  The Pecos River Ranch is about 22 miles northeast of Santa Fe, with wildlife, 10 natural springs, world-class fishing and more than 50 miles of hiking and biking trails.  The 10-bedroom, 10-bathroom home has 11,573 square feet.  Gavin sold the ranch to Val Kilmer.  There’s a beautifully illustrated story in Santa Fean magazine (Oct./Nov. 2010, pp. 38ff, see https://issuu.com/santafean/docs/santafean_oct-nov_2010) that shows what a wonderful place this must have been for Gavin and her family, much less Mr. Kilmer.   Kilmer sold a portion of the ranch in 2011 for $18.5 million.  Histrionics aside, this volume is 6 chapters of reminiscences, family stories, etc., illustrated by Mrs. Gavin’s daughter.  Warmly inscribed to the previous owner.  VERY RARE.  NO copies available for sale, and not held in any libraries.

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