Montezuma Castle National Monument

Montezuma Castle National Monument

by Rod Timanus


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781531676483
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 08/25/2014
Pages: 130
Sales rank: 1,261,394
Product dimensions: 6.69(w) x 9.61(h) x 0.38(d)

About the Author

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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