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Flagstaff in Coconino County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

A Legacy of the Past

 
 
A Legacy of the Past Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, September 28, 2012
1. A Legacy of the Past Marker
Inscription. Box Canyon and Lomaki ruins are a short 15-minute walk from here, along the edges of ancient earthcracks. The 1/4-mile trail will take you back in time over 800 years to the remnants of this once-thriving community. You will see the few native plants that grow in this high-desert environment; how the eruptions of Sunset Crater Volcano affected the ancient inhabitants; and the plaza where daily activities such as cooking and grinding corn took place.

The whole picture of this prehistoric community can only be completed with your assistance. Please leave the pottery sherds and other artifacts where they are found. These are invaluable to archeologists who continue to study the ruins. Stay on the marked trail to help preserve and protect this landscape and the ancient ruins for the enjoyment and education of future generations.,
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 35° 34.61′ N, 111° 28.154′ 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
A Legacy of the Past Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, September 28, 2012
2. A Legacy of the Past Marker
this junction. Marker is in this post office area: Flagstaff AZ 86001, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Box Canyon Ruins (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dry Land Farming (about 500 feet away); Ancient Landscapes (about 600 feet away); Sunset Crater Volcano (approx. 0.2 miles away); Daily Life (approx. 0.2 miles away); Nalakihu (approx. mile away); Community (approx. mile away); Where Were The Fields? (approx. 0.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Flagstaff.
 
Categories. AnthropologyEnvironmentNative Americans
 
A Legacy of the Past Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, September 28, 2012
3. A Legacy of the Past Marker
Middle Mesa image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, September 28, 2012
4. Middle Mesa
Box Canyon image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, September 28, 2012
5. Box Canyon
Box Canyon Ruins image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, September 28, 2012
6. Box Canyon Ruins
Box Canyon Ruins image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, September 28, 2012
7. Box Canyon Ruins
Lomaki Pueblo image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, September 28, 2012
8. Lomaki Pueblo
The Trail image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, September 28, 2012
9. The Trail
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 452 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on , by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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