Santa Fe Living Treasures – Elder Stories

When Amelia and Martha White's DeVargas Development Company sold lots on 385 acres in the Garcia Street area, Jack supervised the road building. He became manager of the Whites' estate, now the School of American Research.

The first woman curator of archaeology in the United States, Marge Lambert, born in 1911, came from a family of Scottish Colorado pioneers. She first met Jack at a dance in a boxcar at Seton Village while she was a graduate student at the University of New Mexico. "I thought I was pretty sophisticated, but then, I'd never been to a Santa Fe party!

"When Jack was courting me, I lived in one of Mrs. McComb's historic chicken houses. He had a cream colored roadster, and he'd drive me to picnic on the Pajarito Plateau where he took his dudes. He always looked so wonderful in his crisp, spotless khaki clothes, his big Stetson, and his polished boots! He'd cook roasting ears, steak and coffee for us, and through all the years he's taken me all over the Southwest, even to the Cody water tower where he woke up after his clash with apricot brandy." The two were married in 1950.

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