Eve Ball (1890-1984) Historic Marker
Capitan, Lincoln County, New Mexico
Author and Preservationist
pioneer in the preservation of the history of people in
Southeastern New Mexico, Eve wrote over 150 articles and
numerous books chronicling Mescalero and Chiricahua Apaches,
Anglo and Hispanic settlers. Her honesty, patience and
determination to learn from them, won the confidence of Apache
elders, saving oral histories certain to be lost without her.
New Mexico Historic Women Marker Initiative
The New Mexico Historic Women Marker Initiative was founded in
2005 by members of the New Mexico Women's Forum in a statewide
effort to recognize women's contributions to New Mexico history
on the state's Official Scenic Historic Markers. The Initiative
ensures that women's diverse histories will be remembered and
told, and will inspire and provide a guide for future
generations. The 2006 Legislature funded the project.
The Eve Ball (1890-1984) Historic Marker
is near Capitan, New Mexico, in Lincoln County. It is on
US-380 at milepost 91.2, 1.5 miles west of NM-220, on the left
when traveling east.