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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.
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.
 
Location. 36° 50.073′ N, 108° 0.017′ W. Marker is in Aztec, New Mexico, in San Juan County. Marker is on Ruins Road. Touch for map. The marker is affixed to the outside wall of the Aztec National Monument Visitor Center. Marker is in this post office area: Aztec NM 87410, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Aztec Ruins National Monument (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Aztec Ruins National Monument (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Aztec Ruins National Monument (approx. 0.8 miles away); Aztec (approx. 2.1 miles away); City of Bloomfield (approx. 8.7 miles away); Salmon Ruin (approx. 9.2 miles away); Harriet Belle Amsden Sammons (1876-1954) (approx. 11.6 miles away).
 
Categories. AnthropologyNative Americans
 
Aztec Ruins National Monument Visitor Center image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 2, 2008
2. Aztec Ruins National Monument Visitor Center
Aztec Ruins National Monument image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 2, 2008
3. Aztec Ruins National Monument
Aztec Ruins National Monument image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 2, 2008
4. Aztec Ruins National Monument
Aztec Ruins National Monument-New find image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 2, 2008
5. Aztec Ruins National Monument-New find
Aztec Ruins National Monument image. Click for full size.
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.
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. This page originally submitted on January 3, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 405 times since then and 65 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on January 3, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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