Flagstaff in Coconino County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Since the use of the area by modern ranchers, the land has undergone other dramatic changes. Cattle grazing stripped much of the native vegetation away, allowing other plants, such as rabbitbrush, saltbush and snakeweed to dominate the vegetation. Although Wupatki National Monument was established in 1924, grazing continued until 1989, ending with the completion of a fence around the monument boundary.
Erected by National Park Service.
Location. 35° 34.705′ N, 111° 28.156′ W. Marker is in Flagstaff, Arizona, in Coconino County. Marker is on Loop Road, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. From Flagstaff, take US 89 north for 12 miles (19km), turn right at sign for Sunset Crater Volcano - Wupatki National Monuments. The Visitor Center is 21 miles (34km) from this junction. Marker is in this post office area: Flagstaff AZ 86001, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Dry Land Farming (within shouting distance of this marker); Box Canyon Ruins (within shouting distance of this marker); Sunset Crater Volcano (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Daily Life (about 500 feet away); A Legacy of the Past (about 600 feet away); Nalakihu (approx. 0.9 miles away); Community (approx. 0.9 miles away); Where Were The Fields? (approx. 0.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Flagstaff.
Categories. • Anthropology • Environment • Native Americans •
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