Jan 17, 2010 9:34 AM by Associated Press

Chimney Rock on track to becoming monument

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.


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