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Aztec in San Juan County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

"For the Enlightenment of the Nation"

Aztec Ruins National Monument

 
 
"For the Enlightenment of the Nation" Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, September 2, 2008
1. "For the Enlightenment of the Nation" Marker
Inscription.  Working from his house and publishing through the American Natural History Museum, Earl Morris intrigued the nation with his findings at Aztec Ruins.

In 1923 the site Morris had known since boyhood was preserved as a national monument “for the enlightenment and culture of the nation” by President Warren G. Harding.
 
Erected by National Park Service-United States Department of the Interior.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & ArchaeologyNative Americans. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #29 Warren G. Harding series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1923.
 
Location. 36° 50.073′ N, 108° 0.017′ W. Marker is in Aztec, New Mexico, in San Juan County. Marker is on Ruins Road. The marker is affixed to the outside wall of the Aztec National Monument Visitor Center. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Aztec NM 87410, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Aztec Ruins National Monument (here, next to this marker); Crossroads Through Time (approx.
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0.2 miles away); A Vibrant Pueblo (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Daring Plan (approx. 0.3 miles away); At Home on the River (approx. 0.3 miles away); A River's Ancient Gifts (approx. 0.3 miles away); Armijo Returns Triumphant (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Aztec Ruins National Monument (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Aztec.
 
Aztec Ruins National Monument Visitor Center image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, September 2, 2008
2. Aztec Ruins National Monument Visitor Center
Aztec Ruins National Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, September 2, 2008
3. Aztec Ruins National Monument
Aztec Ruins National Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, September 2, 2008
4. Aztec Ruins National Monument
Aztec Ruins National Monument-New find image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, September 2, 2008
5. Aztec Ruins National Monument-New find
Aztec Ruins National Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, September 2, 2008
6. Aztec Ruins National Monument
Aztec Ruins National Monument-Sign at the entrance to the park image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, September 2, 2008
7. Aztec Ruins National Monument-Sign at the entrance to the park
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 3, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 618 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on January 3, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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