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Images of America Mesa Verde

$21.99

Mesa Verde National Park was America's first cultural park and also the world's first cultural heritage park. Created in 1906, it preserves the sites and materials of the prehistoric Puebloan people. Located in southwestern Colorado near the famous Four Corners, where the states of Colorado, Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico meet, the magnificent Mesa Verde is situated in Montezuma County, just south of Cortez and directly west of Durango. The park's rich archaeological history was played out amid some of the most ruggedly beautiful landscapes in the West. The greater story of the evolution of the park encompasses the Ute people, Theodore Roosevelt, novelist Willa Cather, and other personalities. These remarkable vintage photographs tell that saga, which is as fascinating as that of the Puebloans.

Publication Date: 
2009-04-29
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Marietta Wetherill

$24.95

First published in 1992 and now available only from the University of New Mexico Press, this is a firsthand account of life at a famous archaeological ruin. Married to Richard Wetherill, the rancher and amateur archaeologist who ran a trading post in Chaco Canyon from 1896 until he was murdered by a Navajo in 1910, Marietta Wetherill got to know her Navajo neighbors as intimately as an Anglo could. While Richard was excavating at Pueblo Bonito, Marietta managed the trading post. She befriended a singer who adopted her into his clan and gave her a close-up view of Navajo medicine and religion.

Publication Date: 
1997-09-01
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Our Trip to Mesa Verde 1922

$8.95

Four adventuresome young college ladies decided in 1922 to walk from Ouray through Dove Creek and Cortez to Mesa Verde, returning via Lake City. Photographs and illustrations of their trip are included in this little book.

Publication Date: 
1997-12-01
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Richard Wetherill Anasazi

$24.95

Anasazi, the Navajos' name for the "Ancient Ones" who preceded them into the Southwest, is the nickname of Richard Wetherill, who devoted his life to a search for remains of these vanished peoples. He discovered the cliff dwellings of Mesa Verde and Kiet Siel and the Basket Maker sites at Grand Gulch, Utah, and at Chaco Canyon he initiated the excavation of Pueblo Bonito, the largest prehistoric ruin in the United States. His discoveries are among the most important ever made by an American archaeologist.

Publication Date: 
1974-04-01
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With Picks Shovels & Hope

$19.99

At the height of the Great Depression, two of America's richest resources—its young men and its public lands—were in peril.  As unemployed young me despaired at their prospects for earning a living for themselves and their families, choking dust storms stripped away farmland and fire ravaged the nation's forests.  Only days after taking office in 1933, President Franklin D. Roosevelt launched a new program to help save both treasures.

Within months, the Civilian Conservation Corps had put three-quarters of a million young men to work restoring forests and farmland, building infrastructure, and fighting fires in America's national public lands.  Many workers were sent far from home, including thousands who came west to the Colorado Plateau.  In this high, dry, and lonesome setting, they encountered natural beauty unlike anything they had ever seen, as ell as challenges they could not have imagined.  With Picks, Shovels & Hope tells their story.

Publication Date: 
2008-09-20
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Southwest History