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jeff_guide El Morro National Monument
Cibola County, New Mexico

Walk the Inscription Loop Trail at El Morro National Monument, you can see some 2000 petroglyphs and inscriptions. The inscriptions date back to the 1600s when the Spanish traveled through the area.

El Morro National Monument is located on an ancient east-west trail in western New Mexico. The main feature of this National Monument is a great sandstone promontory with a pool of water at its base.
Now you see why travelers stopped here. There is no spring; the pool is fed largely by rain falling in July, August, and September, and by melting snows. When full it is about twelve feet deep and holds about 200,000 gallons of water.
If you look closely around the walls at about eye level, even on the far side, you can see names carved into the rock. Most of these date from 1850 to 1900, and were the work of emigrants and soldiers. How did they get over there? In the early days, there was probably a sandbank around the edge, and people could ride or walk around the pool. I

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yusrakimmie Durban holiday trip #nationalMonument , up so early because of a beautiful view from the 19th floor today #ushakamarineworld thanks @riyadhkimmie and mummsy #best 2h

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letter_k_letter_j Wupatki National Monument in Flagstaff, AZ.
Walk amongst ancient pueblos in the middle of nowhere and be fascinated how people lived where there seem to be no resources.
The scenery is stunning. I could have stayed there all day.
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jeff_guide El Morro National Monument
Cibola County, New Mexico

This Spanish Inscription reads: Pasamos por aqui el Sargento Mayor y el Capitan Juan de Archuleta y el Ayudante Diego Martin Barba y el Alfarez Agustin de Ynojos ario de 1636.
Translated it reads:
We passed by here, the Sargeant Major and Captain Juan de Archuleta and Adjutant Diego Martin Barba and Ensign Agustin de Ynojos, the year of 1636.
The "Sargeant Major" was not an enlisted man as now — he was an officer in direct command of troops. The ensign was the standard bearer corresponding in grade to a second lieutenant. Archuleta was among the first colonists to come to New Mexico with Don Juan Onate in 1598. Archuleta and Barba were implicated in a plot to assassinate the colonial governor and were beheaded on Santa Fe's plaza in 1643.

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jeff_guide El Morro National Monument
Cibola County, New Mexico
This is a blackened inscription which translated reads, "By here passed Pedro Romero on the 22nd of August, year of 1751." Little is known about this Spanish gentleman.

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jeff_guide El Morro National Monument
Cibola County, New Mexico

Petroglyphs seen in the sandstone were probably carved by the people that lived on top of the mesa seven hundred years ago. Petroglyphs are made by incising or pecking designs into the sandstone. Incised drawings are created by scratching lines in the rock using a hard tool. Pecked drawings are made by striking the rock with a hammerstone and gradually chipping away the outside surface of the rock. El Morro has both styles.
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rangghani I hope you're staying behind of me
And make a wonderful life -YA- #latepost
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  •   lucas_rlts Come to SB the weather is much better :) 4h
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sky.pond The tumbleweed dreams of earth. #nationalmonument #travel 9h

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woojithegreat Every time I drive across the plains I can't help but wonder about what the first Europeans must have thought. Coming from the east you travel about a 1000 miles from the Mississippi. Imperceptibly you gain over 4000 feet in elevation, but the scenery never diverts from the flat grasslands. That is, until this extinct volcano and behind it, the 10,000 plus foot Rocky Mountains.
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hungfitness Doing some meditation at the #grandcanyon #southrim #arizona 12h

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