“The Turquoise Trail” was written by East Mountain resident Dawn-Marie Lopez, with photography by her husband, Raul Lopez Ponce. The couple produced the book to take a deeper look at the arts and history of the Turquoise Trail.

Lopez is originally from New York City where she studied theater arts. After graduation, she pursued Middle Eastern dance. She moved to the Southwest in the 90s and worked on many projects in the arts.

Ponce is originally from California and he is also a U.S. Navy veteran. He works in the East Mountain area as a tree-trimmer and a home repairman. During his free time he creates custom-made dog and bird houses. This is the couple’s first book.

Those interested in picking up a copy of the book can find it at Davis Hardware in Cedar Crest, or by contacting lopezdawnmarie77@gmail.com

Entrance of Los Matachines at Fiesta of San Antonio. Photo by Raul Lopez Ponce, from "The Turquoise Trail,"

Entrance of Los Matachines at Fiesta of San Antonio. Photo by Raul Lopez Ponce, from “The Turquoise Trail,”

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