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Overgaard in Navajo County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Imagine Yourself Here Some Nine Hundred Years Ago

Stop 3

 
 
Imagine Yourself Here Some Nine Hundred Years Ago Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, September 1, 2013
1. Imagine Yourself Here Some Nine Hundred Years Ago Marker
Inscription. The smell of burning pinyon lingers in the air. You've just enjoyed a bowl of corn meal mush. The corn has been stored since last season and still feeds the family.

Fall is coming. Soon it will be time to gather pinyon nuts and walnuts.

A young woman sits in the cool shade of the rock shelter coiling clay into a beautifully shaped bowl. Her grandmother paints a bold black design on a clay jar.

Two men approach the cliff with bows and arrows. They have several rabbits and a turkey in hand. Maybe they will kill a deer soon.

Below you in the flood plain a woman tends her garden. It has been a wet summer and she is pleased by the large corn plants that surround her.

An older man paints a lizard-man on the ceiling of the shelter. He tells you that this is the way people looked in the beginning.

Below the shelter you hear the clink of rock hitting rock. A young boy tries his hand at making an arrow point.

Journey Through Time
 
Erected by Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest.
 
Location. 34° 22.828′ N, 110° 38.217′ W. Marker is in Overgaard, Arizona, in Navajo County. Marker is on Black Canyon Road, on the right when traveling north. Click for map
Imagine Yourself Here Some Nine Hundred Years Ago Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, September 1, 2013
2. Imagine Yourself Here Some Nine Hundred Years Ago Marker
. Black Canyon Road can be accessed from Highway 260. Marker is in this post office area: Overgaard AZ 85933, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. How Long Has It Been? (approx. 1.2 miles away); Can You Read the Rocks....? (approx. 1.2 miles away); Travel on a Journey Through Time... (approx. 2.7 miles away).
 
Categories. Native Americans
 
Imagine Yourself Here Some Nine Hundred Years Ago Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, September 1, 2013
3. Imagine Yourself Here Some Nine Hundred Years Ago Marker
The Trail image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, September 1, 2013
4. The Trail
Follow the trail and look for the blue diamond marker on the tree trunks.
Trail to the Mogollon Indians Ruins image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, September 1, 2013
5. Trail to the Mogollon Indians Ruins
Auto Tour Marker 3 image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, September 1, 2013
6. Auto Tour Marker 3
You can get a Black Canyon Auto Tour Map from the Black Mesa Ranger Station
Sketch on Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, September 1, 2013
7. Sketch on Marker
If you follow the trail, the ruins are along the bottom of the rock overhang.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 314 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. 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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