Letter to the Editor: So Pleased With Ashley Pond Renovations!

By DIMAS M. CHAVEZ
Potomac, Md

I moved to Los Alamos as a young boy in August 1943. At that time Ashley Pond was just a simple pond with some green colored canoes that had been supplied by the Military to navigate the small area of water. 

I was present at this pond when the first Los Alamos fatal accident happened when a young boy fell out of a canoe, got tangled in deep weeds and drowned. 

Ashley Pond was always the center of town, next to the military hospital.

When I read in the Los Alamos Daily Post, a section I frequently view to keep abreast of what is happening in Los Alamos, that a major upgrade and restoratioin was to take place, I had no idea what to expect. I was so pleased to see the final product. Kudos to those responsible for such an attractive finish as this adds to a very historic site in Los Alamos, and I am most anxious to see it during my next visit to Los Alamos.

 

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