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

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

Montezuma Castle: A 900+ Year Old Ancient Apartment Building

Montezuma Castle, a 5 story, 20 room living space built by the Sinagua people between 1100-1300, is 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 monuments. The dwellings are […]



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