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Richard Wetherill
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- Matthew Jenkins
 Added: Jun. 1, 2014

 Added: Sep. 28, 2009
1858-1910Richard Wetherill was a pioneer explorer of ancient Southwestern ruins. Richard started his life long works when he stumbled upon a stone city while searching for cattle near Mancos Colorado. The date was December 18, 1888 when Richard Wetherill, his brother-in-law Charles Mason and Acowitz, a Ute tribe member were riding across the mesa tops of the Mesa Verde looking for stray cattle. Richard Wetherill married Marietta Palmer on December 12, 1896 in Sacramento, California. Later that summer he began excavations in Chaco Canyon at Pueblo Bonito. In 1898 Richard and Marietta moved permanently to Chaco Canyon, New Mexico to continue exploring. To support themselves, they established a trading post on the West Side of Pueblo Bonito. June 22, 1910, Richard Wetherill was shot to death in , apparently by an angry Navajo, Chis-chilling Begay, who was convicted of his murder.
- Kenneth D. Bogard
 Added: Nov. 28, 2006

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