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The Petrified National Forest: More than 225 Millions Years in the Making

The Petrified National Forest, located nearby Holbrook in the Northeastern portion of the state, is named as so for its’ large quantities of petrified wood. In 1906, the forest became a national monument. During the Triassic Period (which came just before Jurassic and is therefore known as “Dawn of the Dinosaurs”), the land which now […]

Montezuma Castle: A 900+ Year Old Ancient Apartment Building

Montezuma Castle is a 5 story, 20 room living space built by the Sinagua people between 1100-1300. Today, it is considered one of the best preserved cliff dwellings in the country. In 1906, President Roosevelt declared Montezuma a place “of the greatest ethnological value and scientific interest,” making it one of the first four national […]