“Every member of the North American Pond family … even the infants.”

Saturday, 17 November 2007

In a short absurdist piece I once threw out a line about about every member of the Pond family being in the Britannica. I had no idea till 5 minutes ago that any member of the Pond family was in the Britannica. I also question the veracity of their information because it’s news to me that he’s the one that named the place—and they dropped his II, or Jr depending on whom you ask—but what the hell.

Ashley Pond II in his Rough Rider duds

Ashley Pond (American explorer)

Related Articles, naming of Los Alamos
…the Pajarito Plateau (elevation 7,300 feet [2,225 metres]) of the Jemez Mountains, 35 miles (56 km) northwest of Santa Fe. The site was named Los Alamos (Spanish: “the cottonwoods”) by Ashley Pond, founder of the Los Alamos Ranch School for Boys (1918–43).
Encyclopædia Britannica

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Echo

Re: “Every member of the North American Pond family … even the infants.”

Wow. Your dad may be number 4, but this could be him in costume.

By Echo on 17 November 2007 · 12:31
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William Shakesweasel

Re: “Every member of the North American Pond family … even the infants.”

A boys school,eh...so perhaps that little " condition " of yours really is genetic. I knew it wasn't just the booze talking.

By William Shakesweasel on 18 November 2007 · 04:22
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Ashley

Re^2: “Every member of the North American Pond family … even the infants.”

If he could teach Gore Vidal, the most famous student of which I’m aware, how to be a man, you know it’s good training.

By Ashley on 18 November 2007 · 10:36
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mom

Re: “Every member of the North American Pond family … even the infants.”

from The Manhattan Project Heritage Preservation Association, Inc
"...laboratory theoretical physicist Stirling Colgate (Pres.NM Tech in the 60's); John Crosby, founder of the Santa Fe Opera; Professor Edward Hall of Northwestern University; New Mexico artist Wilson Hurley; and industrial executives like Roy Chapin of American Motors and John Reed of the Santa Fe railroad. Novelist Gore Vidal also attended the school for a short time. On Jan. 21, 1943, the final diplomas given by the Los Alamos Ranch School were awarded to Collier W. Baird and Colgate of New Jersey and William Edgar Barr and Theodore Spencer Church of New Mexico..."

By mom on 20 November 2007 · 08:29
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