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Colorado’s ‘Deeply Spiritual’ Chimney Rock to be a National Monument

posted on September 21, 2012

At NPR, Mark Emmot reports that the 4,700-acre Chimney Rock Archaeological Area in southwestern Colorado will be designated a national monument. Approximately 1,000 years ago, the area was inhabited by the ancestors of the modern Pueblo Indians, and still remains culturally and spiritually important to these tribes. Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet calls Chimney Rock “a rare combination of a spectacular geologic formation with extraordinary cultural, historical and archaeological significance.”  

Read at NPR