Harvey Leake

A Journey into History


  • Chaco Research Archive
  • Wetherill Family  Website
    As you browse through this Web site, you will find many interesting stories and fascinating people. The Wetherill family were responsible for some of the most important archeological discoveries in the Southwest. Another branch of the family were major contributors to the industrial revolution in America in the 19th century.
  • Navajo Land Trading Posts
    The encyclopedia is a tool for historical research on the trading posts in Navajo Indian country in the states of AZ, NM, UT, and CO. The encyclopedia consists of an alphabetical list of all the posts we know about, a historical sketch of each, and a bibliography of all sources
  • Shadows on the Mesa
    Artists of the Painted Desert and Beyond
  • Richard Wethereld
    Richard Wethereld filed application for naturalization papers and became an American Citizen on 10-26-1821, under the name of Richard Wetherill, the name spelled WETHERILL in the papers and in his signature to the papers.
  • Sandal House in the Ute Mountain Tribal Park, Cortez, Colorado. The park is behind the cliff dwellings of the Mesa Verde National Park and must be guided by a Ute Tribal member to gain access. A collection of artifacts was made here in about 1889 by the Wetherills and sent to the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago IN 1893.

Richard Wethereld