Montezuma Castle National Monument

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The mysterious cliff dwelling known as Montezuma Castle has overlooked Arizona's Verde Valley for over 900 years. Originally thought to have been built by the ancient Aztecs, later research proved it to be the handiwork of a long-vanished people named the Sinagua. They inhabited the site for over three centuries and then simply walked away to be lost in the mists of time. In this volume, the author traces the history of Montezuma Castle through its construction, abandonment, later discovery, and the diligent efforts of many individuals and organizations to restore and preserve it for future generations. In 1906, Montezuma Castle was designated one of the country's first national monuments by Pres. Theodore Roosevelt. Arizona was still a territory at that time, six years away from becoming the 48th state in the Union.
ISBN: 9781467131872
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Arizona
Series: Images of America
Images: 190
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author and illustrator Rod Timanus writes extensively about the history of the American West. He is a member of the Western Writers of America, the Arizona Historical Society, and the Alamo Society.
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