Monday, 16 November 2009
Mesa Verde National Park
A really beautiful card from PostMuse of the Mesa Verde National Park. It has, intriguingly, two postmarks. One is Pittsburg and the other Baden, both dated 22 October 2009.
Cliff Palace at Dusk, Mesa Verde National Park
This Ancestral Pueblo culture site is the largest cliff dwelling still standing in North America. It is believe to have been constructed somewhere between AD 1190 and AD 1280. Located at over 7,000 feet in elevation. Cliff Palace contained 151 rooms, 23 kivas and housed between 100 - 150 people.
Photographer George H.H. Huey.
The Mesa Verde National Park is in Colorado near the Four Corners area, and was home to the Ancient Pueblo people. Cliff Palace is far larger than any other dwelling in the area. It was discovered in 1888 by two cowboys looking for strays.