Marietta Wetherill Jemez Mountain Home Site

After the murder of Richard Wetherill, Marietta Wetherill moved to the Jemez Mountains east of Chaco Canyon. It was here that Marietta's fifth child Ruth may have died from an accidental poisoning after ingesting Wild Iris. She is buried on the ranch site at the junction of roads 257 and 103. (36° 00' 09.64 N " N latitude and 106° 42' 51.30 " W longitude) There are two sets of pictures June 30th, 2009 and November 23, 2008.
IMG 2188  Ruth Wetherill's grave near the Marietta Wetherill home site in the Jemez Mountains.  The grave is surrounded by wild Iris at the end of their blooming cycle.  The home site is in the valley east of the grave. IMG 2186  Ruth Wetherill's grave near the Marietta Wetherill home site in the Jemez Mountains.  The grave is surrounded by wild Iris at the end of their blooming cycle.  The home site is in the valley east of the grave. IMG 2191  Ruth Wetherill's grave near the Marietta Wetherill home site in the Jemez Mountains.  The grave is surrounded by wild Iris at the end of their blooming cycle.  The home site is in the valley east of the grave. IMG 2214  The remains of the  Marietta Wetherill home site. This is one of several barns and storage buildings.  The home iwas Southwest of this building several hundred feet.  Marietta moved here in 1911 after Richard Wetherill was killed at Chaco Canyon in 1910.  She lived here for several years until moving several times ending up in Sanders, Arizona.  The valley is about 20 miles from Cuba, New Mexico.  She established her ranching operation here.  There is a small stream below this site. IMG 2215  The remains of the  Marietta Wetherill home site. This is one of several barns and storage buildings.  The home iwas Southwest of this building several hundred feet.  Marietta moved here in 1911 after Richard Wetherill was killed at Chaco Canyon in 1910.  She lived here for several years until moving several times ending up in Sanders, Arizona.  The valley is about 20 miles from Cuba, New Mexico.  She established her ranching operation here.  There is a small stream below this site. IMG 2203  Wild Iris plants near the  Ruth Wetherill grave.  This plant apparently blooms in this area of the Jemez Mountains in June.   This plant is abundant in the entire valley. (Iris missouriensis)
IMG 2245  U.S. Forrest service tag on a Ponderosa Pine next to the grave of Ruth Wetherill. The tag denotes this as a historical site. IMG 2197  Flowers blooming June 30th in the valley of the Marietta Wetherill home site. Golden Cordalis, (Cordales Aure) IMG 2222  Beaver dam and stream below the Marietta Wetherill cabin. IMG 2263  The valley in the Jemez Mountains where Marietta Wetherill moved to in 1911 after Richard Wetherill was killed.  The valley is about 20 miles from Cuba, New Mexico.  She established her ranching operation here. IMG 2194  The valley in the Jemez Mountains where Marietta Wetherill moved to in 1911 after Richard Wetherill was killed.  The valley is about 20 miles from Cuba, New Mexico.  She established her ranching operation here. IMG 2195  The valley in the Jemez Mountains where Marietta Wetherill moved to in 1911 after Richard Wetherill was killed.  The valley is about 20 miles from Cuba, New Mexico.  She established her ranching operation here.
IMG 2227  Flowers blooming June 30th in the valley of the Marietta Wetherill home site. Scarlet Bugler, (Penstemom centranthifolius) IMG 2243  Flowers blooming June 30th in the valley of the Marietta Wetherill home site. Sticky Cinquefoil, (Potentilla glandulosa) IMG 2235  Flowers blooming June 30th in the valley of the Marietta Wetherill home site. Plains Wallflower, (Erysimum asperum).  This species is related to the Western Wallflower and may actually be the same species. IMG 2232  Flowers blooming June 30th in the valley of the Marietta Wetherill home site. Oxeye Daisy, (Chrysanthemum leucanthemum) IMG 2229  Flowers blooming June 30th in the valley of the Marietta Wetherill home site. Wild Blue Flax, (Linum perenne) IMG 2223  Flowers blooming June 30th in the valley of the Marietta Wetherill home site. Orange Sneezeweed; Owlclaws, (Helenium hoopesii)
IMG 2220  Flowers blooming June 30th in the valley of the Marietta Wetherill home site.   Freemont's Geranium, ( Geranium caespitosum) IMG 2218  Flowers blooming June 30th in the valley of the Marietta Wetherill home site. IMG 2213  Flowers blooming June 30th in the valley of the Marietta Wetherill home site.  Jacob's ladder, 	(Polemonium foliosisuimum) IMG 2212  Flowers blooming June 30th in the valley of the Marietta Wetherill home site.  Jacob's ladder, 	(Polemonium foliosisuimum) IMG 2198  Flowers blooming June 30th in the valley of the Marietta Wetherill home site. Daisy Aster (Erigiron divergence) IMG 2196  Flowers blooming June 30th in the valley of the Marietta Wetherill home site.   	Woolly Mullein (Verbascum thapsus)
IMG 2193  Flowers blooming June 30th in the valley of the Marietta Wetherill home site.  Scarlet Gilia (Ipomopsis aggregata) IMG 2225  Flowers blooming June 30th in the valley of the Marietta Wetherill home site.   	Bedstraw, (Galium boreale) IMG 2204  Flowers blooming June 30th in the valley of the Marietta Wetherill home site.  Buttercup, (Ranunculus acris) ? IMG 2204.1  Flowers blooming June 30th in the valley of the Marietta Wetherill home site.  Buttercup, (Ranunculus acris) ? IMG 2216  Flowers blooming June 30th in the valley of the Marietta Wetherill home site.   Skunk Cabbage ( False Helebore) IMG 0102  The valley in the Jemez Mountains where Marietta Wetherill moved to in 1911 after Richard Wetherill was killed.  The valley is about 20 miles from Cuba, New Mexico.  She established her ranching operation here.
IMG 0128  The valley in the Jemez Mountains where Marietta Wetherill moved to in 1911 after Richard Wetherill was killed.  The valley is about 20 miles from Cuba, New Mexico.  She established her ranching operation here. IMG 0109  The valley in the Jemez Mountains where Marietta Wetherill moved to in 1911after Richard Wetherill was killed.  The valley is about 20 miles from Cuba, New Mexico.  She established her ranching operation here. IMG 0139  The valley in the Jemez Mountains where Marietta Wetherill moved to in 1911 after Richard Wetherill was killed.  The valley is about 20 miles from Cuba, New Mexico.  She established her ranching operation here. IMG 0115  The valley in the Jemez Mountains where Marietta Wetherill moved to in 1911 after Richard Wetherill was killed.  The valley is about 20 miles from Cuba, New Mexico.  She established her ranching operation here. IMG 0127  The valley in the Jemez Mountains where Marietta Wetherill moved to in 1911 after Richard Wetherill was killed.  The valley is about 20 miles from Cuba, New Mexico.  She established her ranching operation here. IMG 0130  The valley in the Jemez Mountains where Marietta Wetherill moved to in 1911 after Richard Wetherill was killed.  The valley is about 20 miles from Cuba, New Mexico.  She established her ranching operation here.
IMG 0138  The site of Ruth Wetherill's grave in the valley of Marietta Wetherill's homesite in the Jemez Mountains.  She died almost a year to the day her father was killed by a angry Navajo in Chaco Canyon.  The site is at the upper left behind the three pine trees. IMG 0136  The valley in the Jemez Mountains where Marietta Wetherill moved to in 1911 after Richard Wetherill was killed at Chaco Canyon 1910.  The valley is about 20 miles from Cuba, New Mexico.  She established her ranching operation here.  Her home was at this junction as well as Ruth Wetherill's grave. IMG 0108  Ruth Wetherill's grave near the Marietta Wetherill home site in the Jemez Mountains.  The home site is in the valley beyond the grave stone. IMG 0111  Ruth Wetherill's grave near the Marietta Wetherill home site in the Jemez Mountains.  The home site is in the valley east of the grave.  The grave site is at the junction of roads 103 and 527 and visible from the road. IMG 2252  The site of a Wetherill subdivision about five miles from the Marietta Wetherill home site. IMG 2259  The site of a Wetherill subdivision about five miles from the Marietta Wetherill home site.
IMG 0094  Tea Kettle Rock several miles from the Marietta Wetherill home site in the Jemez Mountains. IMG 0097  Tea Kettle Rock several miles from the Marietta Wetherill home site in the Jemez Mountains. IMG 0101  Tea Kettle Rock several miles from the Marietta Wetherill home site in the Jemez Mountains. gallery