Near Silver City in Catron County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument
Could this mural, recreated with the help of photo enhancement (artist’s concept at left), have been part of a plea to end the thirty year drought that swept the Southwest between 1270 and 1300?
Mural image reconstructed by Russell Greenberg
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & Archaeology • Arts, Letters, Music • Native Americans. A significant historical year for this entry is 1300.
Location. 33° 13.638′ N, 108° 16.082′ W. Marker is near Silver City, New Mexico, in Catron County. Marker can be reached from State Highway 15, 43 miles north of Silver Heights Boulevard (U.S. 180). Marker is located at the cliff dwellings in Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument, about Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Silver City NM 88061, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument (approx. ¼ mile away); To Aldo Leopold (approx. 1½ miles away).
Also see . . .
1. Mogollon culture (Wikipedia). The Mogollon culture is one of the major prehistoric Southwestern cultural divisions of the Southwestern United States and Northern Mexico. The culture flourished from the archaic period, c. 200 CE, to either 1450 or 1540 CE, when the Spanish arrived. (Submitted on October 14, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Mogollon Magic: Mysterious and Evocative Images. Across their range – from southeastern Arizona and northeastern Sonora through southern New Mexico and northern Chihuahua into western Texas – the Mogollon people left us with stunning galleries of mysterious and evocative images painted or chiseled on surfaces of stone. (Submitted on October 14, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 12, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 114 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 14, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.