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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.
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.
 
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.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within walking distance of this marker. Hovenweep National Monument (here, next to this marker).
 
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Marker in front of the Hovenweep National Monument Visitor Center image. Click for full size.
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.
By Don Morfe, September 4, 2008
3. Little Ruin Canyon Marker
Stronghold House image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 4, 2008
4. Stronghold House
Hovenweep Ruins image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 4, 2008
5. Hovenweep Ruins
Hovenweep Ruins image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 4, 2008
6. Hovenweep Ruins
Hovenweep Ruins image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 4, 2008
7. Hovenweep Ruins
Hovenweep Ruins image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 4, 2008
8. Hovenweep Ruins
Hovenweep Ruins image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 4, 2008
9. Hovenweep Ruins
Entrance to the Hovenweep National Monument image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 4, 2008
10. Entrance to the Hovenweep National Monument
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 24, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 311 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on January 24, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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