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Blanding in San Juan County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

The Square Tower Group

Hovenweep National Monument

 
 
The Square Tower Group Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, September 4, 2008
1. The Square Tower Group Marker
Inscription.  Over 700 years ago, Little Ruin Canyon was the scene of a sizable ancestral Pueblo community. Sustained by a small spring at the head of the canyon and rainwater held behind check dams on the mesa top, they flourished in what we would consider a harsh environment.

(Inscription under the photos in the lower left) Hovenweep Castle and Stonghold House.
 
Erected by National Park Service-United States Department of the Interior.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & ArchaeologyNative AmericansNotable Places.
 
Location. 37° 23.022′ N, 109° 4.326′ W. Marker is in Blanding, Utah, in San Juan County. Marker is on Hovenweep Campground Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Blanding UT 84511, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hovenweep National Monument (here, next to this marker); Welcome to Hovenweep National Monument (approx. ¼ mile away).
 
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Marker in front of the Hovenweep National Monument Visitor Center image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, September 4, 2008
2. Marker in front of the Hovenweep National Monument Visitor Center
Little Ruin Canyon Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, September 4, 2008
3. Little Ruin Canyon Marker
Stronghold House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, September 4, 2008
4. Stronghold House
Hovenweep Ruins image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, September 4, 2008
5. Hovenweep Ruins
Hovenweep Ruins image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, September 4, 2008
6. Hovenweep Ruins
Hovenweep Ruins image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, September 4, 2008
7. Hovenweep Ruins
Hovenweep Ruins image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, September 4, 2008
8. Hovenweep Ruins
Hovenweep Ruins image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, September 4, 2008
9. Hovenweep Ruins
Entrance to the Hovenweep National Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, September 4, 2008
10. Entrance to the Hovenweep National Monument
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 24, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 453 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on January 24, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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