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Chaco Culture National Historical Park

  The mention of Anasazi ruins brings to mind cliff dwellings and a “lost” civilization. No longer called Anasazi but rather Ancestral Puebloans, these people left massive ruins on the floor of Chaco Canyon which are mind-boggling. Many questions are … Continue reading

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Bent’s Old Fort

   Bent’s Old Fort In the past  year I’ve visited Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site twice. The place fascinates me. This “living history” site is a reconstructed adobe fort near La Junta, Colorado. Originally it was an important post … Continue reading

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Boggsville Historic Site, Colorado

Boggsville now lies off the beaten path and is uninhabited but, founded in 1862, it was important as the first non-fortified settlement in southeastern Colorado. My daughter and I stumbled onto Boggsville as we were headed west on Highway 50 … Continue reading

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La Posada Hotel

In the center of northern Arizona, we passed through Winslow and made a brief stop at La Posada Hotel.        American architect Mary E.J. Colter (1869-1958) is most famous for her buildings at the Grand Canyon but she considered La … Continue reading

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Aztec Ruins National Monument

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