On This Date: June 29, 1906 Mesa Verde National Park Established

Cliff Palace, Mesa Verde National Park: Photo Credit, http://www.nps.gov/meve//images/20081105144936.jpg

I don’t know about you but I really didn’t know what to expect the first time I visited Mesa Verde National Park.  Sure, I’d seen photos, read travel reports, and studied the history but for whatever reason, my pre-visit expectations just didn’t gel.  This was pretty unusual for me and for that reason, I was excited for my first visit.  Not necessarily for the Park itself but because my expectations were so unformed.  After finally arriving and spending three days camping and exploring the Park’s archaeological sites and historical/cultural programs, I was blown away.  Officially one of my favorite National Parks now.

Stepping Back in Time

On June 29, 1906, President Theodore Roosevelt established Mesa Verde National Park to “preserve the works of man,” the first national park of its kind. Today, the continued preservation of both cultural and natural resources is the focus of the park’s research and……read more here http://www.visitmesaverde.com/mesa-verde-history.aspx 

Additional Info & Resources for Mesa Verde NP & the Four Corners Region:

http://www.nps.gov/meve

http://www.visitmesaverde.com/

http://www.colorado.explorefourcorners.com/

http://www.navajonationparks.org/htm/fourcorners.htm

http://www.explorefourcorners.com/

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