Mabel Dodge Luhan House: Part Two, the Hopper era

Number two of a four-part serial on the history of the Mabel Dodge Luhan House. Beginning with Mabel, this overview profiles each of the successive owners and their accomplishments.

“Los Gallos” interim: 1962-1970
Dennis Hopper and the “Mud Palace”: 1970-1978

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Mabel Dodge Luhan House: Part One, Mabel’s era

Every fall The Taos News features honorees exemplifying “Tradiciones” or the traditions of Taos. This year the “Raíces” (roots) section featured the Mabel Dodge Luhan House. Writer Teresa Dovalpage captured its essence in her opening sentence: “Declared a National Historic Landmark in 1991, the Mabel Dodge Luhan House

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Fall splendor at Mabel’s: Photos

Every October, as I gaze at pockets of golden cottonwoods stretching across the Taos Valley, I liken their crowns, reaching up to embrace the sky, to tethered balloons about to lift off into the atmosphere. As I watched the ascent of this past weekend’s balloon festival, the notion seemed not so far fetched. The vibrant, multi-colored inflatables appeared to rise out of the trees.

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In Memoriam: Karen Sue Young, 1941-2015

The staff at the Mabel Dodge Luhan House deeply regrets the recent passing of our beloved Karen Sue Young.

We will miss her not only for her leadership and guidance, but also for her friendship, wisdom, and humor. Our heartfelt love goes out to her family and friends.

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