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Cortez in Montezuma County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Prehistoric Mesa Verde Reservoirs

 
 
Prehistoric Mesa Verde Reservoirs Marker image. Click for full size.
By Wyndfire, August 19, 2012
1. Prehistoric Mesa Verde Reservoirs Marker
Inscription.  
National Historic
Civil Engineering Landmark

[American Society of Civil Engineering
1852 Logo]

Prehistoric Mesa Verde Reservoirs
Mesa Verde's industrious Ancestral Puebloans designed, constructed, and maintained Morefield, Box Elder, Far View and Sagebrush Reservoirs for domestic water-storage between A.D. 750 and 1180.
 
Erected 2004 by American Society of Civil Engineers.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansNotable Places. In addition, it is included in the Historic Civil Engineering Landmarks series list.
 
Location. 37° 14.433′ N, 108° 30.28′ W. Marker is in Cortez, Colorado, in Montezuma County. Marker can be reached from State Highway 10. Marker is located off the highway, alongside the Far View Sites Trail. The trail is visible from the highway, but not the marker. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cortez CO 81321, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Far View Reservoir
Prehistoric Mesa Verde Reservoirs Marker image. Click for full size.
By Wyndfire, August 19, 2012
2. Prehistoric Mesa Verde Reservoirs Marker
(here, next to this marker); A Monument to Time (approx. 2.8 miles away); Natural Seep Springs (approx. 2.8 miles away); Mesa Verde Administrative District (approx. 4 miles away); Montezuma Valley (approx. 5.2 miles away); Canyon Barriers (approx. 5.2 miles away); Knife Edge... (approx. 5.2 miles away); Fire Temple (approx. 5.4 miles away).
 
Ancient Reservoir (Far View Reservoir) image. Click for full size.
By Wyndfire, August 19, 2012
3. Ancient Reservoir (Far View Reservoir)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 30, 2012, by Jennifer W. of Las Cruces, New Mexico. This page has been viewed 528 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 30, 2012, by Jennifer W. of Las Cruces, New Mexico. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photo of Morefield, Box Elder and Sagebrush Reservoirs. • Can you help?
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Oct. 1, 2020