Pulitzer Prize-winning war correspondent Ernie Pyle, who was killed during World War II, lived in Albuquerque. His home is now the Ernie Pyle Branch Library. This small community library continues to exhibit items of Pyle before it became a library in 1948. It has quaint and peaceful grounds with a quote from the writer displayed on a large sculpture, an outdoor turtle-shaped bench, and a sweet children’s room.
The Scripps Howard Foundation named the Ernie Pyle Award after this popular journalist. According to shawards.org:
“This award honors storytelling that clearly exemplifies the warmth and craftsmanship of legendary World War II correspondent Ernie Pyle, who wrote movingly about everyday people with everyday dreams.”
This is the second stop on our New Mexico Trail!