By SHARON SNYDER
Los Alamos Historical Society
In September of 1920, a young couple from the East arrived at the Los Alamos Ranch School (LARS).
Henry Ruhl was there to join the teaching staff as a master, and Virginia Ruhl, his wife of less than a year, would become the first faculty wife at the school.
The couple had New England roots, as many of the LARS masters did through the years. Henry was a Yale graduate, Class of 1917, and Virginia’s family tree held such names as John Alden and William Brewster, who arrived on the Mayflower in 1620.
Having graduated college during World War I, Henry immediately