Chimney Rock deserves to be a national monument

Posted: May 21, 2012

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Denver Post

For several years now, there has been a push to designate Chimney Rock, an archaeological site sacred to ancient Pueblo Indians, as a national monument.

While those who live near the site in Southwest Colorado have long appreciated its significance, such a designation would bring broader recognition and allow Chimney Rock to better compete for outside grants and funding.

Becoming a national monument would be a beneficial development, both for preservation of the site and for the economy of the hard-pressed Four Corners area. We strongly support the move.


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