A painter and musician, Dorothy Kent, the sister of artist Rockwell
Kent, was an
early female visitor to the American West and by 1930 was living in New
Mexico, likely at Chamita. She later settled in Alcalde.
Her parents were Rockwell and Sara Ann Holgate Banker Kent, and the
family had another son, named Douglas, and lived in Tarrytown, New York.
Kent left Tarrytown, and was in the Southwest as early as 1916 when she traveled
with Carol Stanley (future owner of Ghost Ranch) into the Four Corners area on a trip sponsored by
the Rocky Mountain Camp Company of Santa Fe. The trip, which
began in September, took three weeks by horseback and "wove across
northwestern New Mexico and into the Navajo countr
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