Come Inside the Archives with us this month to check out one of our most recent donations. These images are digitized copies of some of the slides donated by Betty Pickens Cabber, the daughter of Homer and Edna Pickens. Can you help us identify any of the people (or animals) in these photos?
Through these snapshots we get a brief view of what life was like for Homer Pickens in the 1960s; the images range from 1963–1968, covering his time as the conservation specialist for the Atomic Energy Commission. In these images you will see wildlife, Los Alamos parades, and more; all of which reflect different aspects of Pickens’ life on The Hill.
Homer Pickens was hired in 1961 as a conservation specialist for the Atomic Energy Commission in Los Alamos. Even though he retired from the AEC in 1968, Homer continued to work with wildlife management and conservation at the Valle Grande for the Baca Land and Cattle Company until 1980.
How can you help? Unfortunately, identification for most of the people in the slides were unavailable. We’re hoping that some of our online Los Alamos history community will be able to help us identify these people. Recognize anyone? Comment on the photo and let us know! Also, if you know who the coyote or skunk belonged to, or had a wild animal in your life; we’d love to hear your stories.
These articles are written by the Los Alamos Historical Society Staff. Many of these articles were originally published by the