Carrie Leven – Kiowa Trail

In this segment of the Voices de Aquí series, we hear about the Kiowa Trail from Carrie Leven, resident of Questa for over 25 years, acequia parsiante, and archaeologist for Carson National Forest Questa Ranger District.

Thank you Carrie Leven, for sharing your research on the Kiowa Trail. Your knowledge of the layered and complex cultural and material history and prehistory of this area is a gift and adds to our understanding and appreciation of the heritage of this place. Read Carrie’s essay on the Kiowa Trail at the Questa History Trail website HERE.

This segment is an edited excerpt from a longer Questa Stories interview with Carrie Leven from April 20, 2018. Listen to the full interview HERE.

This summer, we’re listening together to the voices of our neighbors; every week we share a different short story from our community with Voices de Aquí. Join us for the short broadcasts at Questa Farmers Market on Sundays or here, on our website.

Huge thanks to our collaborators at Questa Farmers Market, Gaea McGahee and all the musicians at the market for allowing us to plug into their sound system to broadcast the Voices de Aquí weekly segments.

We are also grateful to our funders! Voices de Aquí is made possible by support from the LANL Foundation Community Outreach Grant, Chevron Grants for Good and Taos Community Foundation IMPACT Grant.

Oral History of Carrie Leven

Carrie has lived in Questa for the past 25 years, where she works as an archaeologist. An active member of the community, she participates in annual acequia cleanings, trash pick-ups, and volunteer days, and likes taking photographs of nature and community happenings like the Healing Fields and the restoration of St. Anthony’s church.

Date of Interview: April 20, 2018
 Gaea McGahee and Claire Coté
Location: La Sala, 2331, Hwy 522, Questa
Topics: Seasons, seasonal events and rhythms, acequias, archaeology, trails, Kiowa Trail, Forest Service, Earth Day, St. Anthony’s Church, El Magre