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Walnut Canyon Arizona
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May 28, 2017, No comments

Soaring limestone cliffs in Northern Arizona shelter more than 80 small pueblo dwellings of an ancient people — the Sinagua — in what is now Walnut Canyon National Monument. Sinagua […]

Wupatki National Monument

October 19, 2015, Comments Off on Wupatki National Monument

Around 800 years ago, Wupatki Pueblo at Wupatki National Monument served as a meeting place for different cultures from the surrounding area. Located ...

Sears Kay Ruins

Agua Fria National Monument

April 2, 2015, Comments Off on Agua Fria National Monument

It is a unique feeling to think that the last person to see a metate (grinding slab) and mano (hand-held rock grinder) still sitting in the metate, wa ...

Tuzigoot National Monument

March 12, 2015, Comments Off on Tuzigoot National Monument

Sitting in the center of the Verde River Valley is a hill, atop which the Sinagua people built a multi-room pueblo called Tuzigoot. From the roof, the ...

  • Casa Grande Ruins National Monument
    Casa Grande Ruins National Monument
    February 27, 2015, Comments Off on Casa Grande Ruins National Monument

    Casa Grande means “great house” and Casa Grande Ruins National Monument preserves an ancient Hohokam farming community. It was the first cultural and prehistoric site to be protected by the […]

  • Palatki Indian Ruins
    November 7, 2014, Comments Off on Palatki Indian Ruins

    Located in the gorgeous red rock country just outside of Sedona, Arizona, Palatki Indians Ruins is a world heritage site. Palatki means “red house” in the Hopi language. There are […]

  • Sears Kay Ruins
    Sears Kay Ruins, Echoes of an Ancient Civilization
    September 22, 2014, Comments Off on Sears Kay Ruins, Echoes of an Ancient Civilization

    On a windswept ridge, high above a dry streambed, a small band of Hohokam Indians built a community, now known as the Sears-Kay Ruin. Around 1050 AD, these ancient people […]

  • Homolovi Ruins
    Homolovi Ruins State Park
    July 15, 2013, Comments Off on Homolovi Ruins State Park

    Homolovi, one of a series of many ancient Hopi pueblos found in the Southwest, offers visitors the opportunity to journey into Hopi life and culture. Homolovi was a stop for […]

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    Arizona State Song
    December 27, 2012, Comments Off on Arizona State Song

    The official Arizona state song, “The Arizona March Song” was written by Margaret Rowe Clifford and music was composed by Maurice Blumenthal. It was adopted as the official state song […]

  • Coronado National Memorial
    Coronado National Memorial
    September 23, 2012, Comments Off on Coronado National Memorial

    In 1540, Francisco Vazquez de Coronado set out on a two-year expedition to find the Seven Cities of Cibola (the seven cities of gold) rumored to lie to the north […]

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