Posted: Jan 17, 2010 7:34 AM by Associated Press
The Chimney Rock Archaeological Area may soon become a national monument. Congressman John Salazar's office says he's working on crafting a bill.
President Harry Truman in 1949 signed legislation protecting the archaeological rich area, which contains ruins thought to be the northernmost settlements of the Chacoans, a Native American tribe
from New Mexico.
The site is best known for its two asymmetrical rock spires where the full moon rises as seen from some of the ruins on a regular cycle of 18.6 years.
Amy Cole with the National Trust for Historic Preservation was meeting with residents in the area this past week.