Thoreau Chapter

Thoreau Chapter

Our Story

The town started its life as an Army base, according to Radosevich. It was originally known as “Mitchell,” after the base’s barber, and later “Theroux,” after its paymaster. Somehow the spelling got changed to “Thoreau,” but anyone who pronounces it “Thor-OH,” as in Henry David, has instantly branded himself an outsider. It’s “Thor-OO.” From Navajo Times

Chapter President

Anita Benally



Herman Yellowhorse


Judy K. Platero