"Sheltering the Creative Spirit"
Taos, New Mexico USA
Frank Waters Chronology
Click dates of interest in table below.
Published works appear in Pink.
Moved to Taos. Divorced from Lois Moseley.
July: The Colorado issued for members of
the National Travel Club.
The Colorado officially published in the Rivers of America Series
by Rinehart & Company.
Alan Swallow interested in reprinting Waters’ books.
Lived in Taos area.
Bought Arroyo Seco property. Married
Began Masked Gods while
staying at Hawk Ranch, Lobo Mountain.
Wrote Diamond Head while living in Harwood Foundation apartment during winter.
April 10 Yogi of Cockroach
Court published by Rinehart & Company.
Lived in Twenty Nine Palms, California. During fall picked apples in Columbia River Valley, Washington.
Finished Masked Gods.
Diamond Head, by Houston Branch and Frank Waters, published by Farrar,
Diamond Head, by Houston Branch and Frank Waters, published by Farrar, Straus.
Lived in Taos and Arroyo Seco. Served as editor-in-chief of Taos’ bilingual weekly newspaper, El Crepusculo, 1949-1951.
Lived in Nicolai Fechin’s
Summer, lived in Arroyo Seco
December 2: Masked Gods published by University of New Mexico Press
Left El Crepusculo.
Lived in Tucson, Arizona;
traveled in Mexico.
Lived in Las Vegas, Nevada, at
Nevada test sites, in Albuquerque, and in Arroyo Seco, where periodically
restored, expanded house.
Lived in Las Vegas, Nevada, at Nevada test sites, in Albuquerque, and in Arroyo Seco, where periodically restored, expanded house.
Awarded Taos Artists Award for
Notable Achievement in the Art of Writing.
1953 - 1956
Lived at Jacona Ranch in
Pojoaque (below Los Alamos).
Worked as Information Consultant for Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory.
Lived three months each year in
Las Vegas, Nevada.
Divorced from Jane Waters.
Wrote The Woman at Otowi
Crossing, first draft.
Lived in Los Angeles.
Wrote for C. V. Whitney Motion
Pictures Company; used money to modernize Arroyo Seco kitchen.
Rewrote The Woman at Otowi Crossing and The Earp Brothers of Tombstone (final draft).
Lived in Santa Fe.
Began Leon Gaspard.
Rewrote The Woman at Otowi
Crossing (third draft).
Wrote for John S. Candelario Pictures, Santa Fe; script much later became Flight from Fiesta.
1959 - 1963
Worked on Book of the Hopi; lived much of time on Hopi Reservation on research grant from Charles Ulrick and Josephine Bay Foundation, New York.
Jane Somervell died.
June 16: The Earp Brothers of Tombstone published by Clarkson N. Potter, Inc.
Married Rose Woodell.
October Robert Gilruth
published by Encyclopaedia Brittanica Press
December 2 Book of the Hopi published
by The Viking Press.
Lived in Taos at Woodell Brooks
Street home and in Arroyo Seco. Traveled
in Chihuahua, Mexico.
October: Leon Gaspard published by Northland Press.
Divorced from Rose Woodell.
Finished fourth draft of The
Woman at Otowi Crossing.
Wrote Pumpkin Seed Point.
Made three trips to Chihuahua.
Writer-in-Residence at Colorado
State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, spring semester.
Lectured on “Mysticism and
Witchcraft,” later published,
reprinted (gave several shorter talks in previous years).
October 31: The Woman at Otowi Crossing published by Alan Swallow.
Lived in Santa Fe.
Director, New Mexico Arts Commission.
Awarded Honorary Life
Membership in Western Literature Association; delivered paper titled
“Words,” later published by WLA.
1968 - 1969
Lived in Arroyo Seco.
Rewrote Colorado trilogy as Pike’s Peak.
Only sibling, Naomi Arnell,
May 1, 1969: Pumpkin Seed
Point published by Swallow Press Inc.
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