Sunday, March 7, 2010

Thurs. 3/5/2010 Tuzigoot Nat'l Monument

This is pronouned: Too Zee Hoot... Apache for "crooked water" is the remnant of a Southern Sinagua village built between 1125 and 1400. It crowns the summit of a long ridge that rises 120 ft above the Verde Valley.
The orig. pueblo was 2 stories high in places, with 77 groundfloor rooms. There were few exterior doors; entry was by way of ladders through openings in the roofs. Inhabitated by about 50 persons for 100 years. In the 1200's the population doubled and then doubled again as refugee farmers, fleeing drought in outlying areas, settled here.

Larry at the top of the structure.

Harry, Karen and Keith

I used the zoom to show this just beautiful area way far over the fields.

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