Photographer's Note

Bandelier National Monument
New Mexico

This photo was taken from Bandelier National Monument from the trail near the cliff dwellings. The rain had finally cleared up, and I thought the surroundings were beautiful.

From the National Park Service Site: "The ancestors of modern Pueblo people built thriving communities in the area called Bandelier about 600 years ago. Several thousand Ancestral Pueblo dwellings are found among the pink mesas and sheer-walled canyons. The best-known archeological sites, in Frijoles Canyon near the Visitor Center, were inhabited from the 1100s into the mid-1500s." -

The area was designated a monument in 1916. Between 1934 and 1941 workers from the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) worked from a camp constructed in Frijoles Canyon, building the road into Frijoles Canyon, the current visitor center, a new lodge, and miles of trails. For several years during World War II the park was closed to the public and the Bandelier lodge was used to house Manhattan Project scientists and military personnel.

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Viewed: 1938
Points: 2
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Additional Photos by Amber Smith (berseph) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 409 W: 160 N: 372] (1758)
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