Chaco Culture

National Historical Park

New Mexico

Established

  • Chaco Culture National Historical Park: December 19, 1980
  • Chaco Canyon National Monument: March 11, 1907

33,977.8 acres

Annual Visitors: 39,175 (2011)


Official Site: https://www.nps.gov/chcu/index.htm

Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chaco_Culture_National_Historical_Park

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nps.chcu

Twitter: https://twitter.com/chacoculturenhp


From LiveScience:

President Theodore Roosevelt recognized these alluring ruins in 1907 when he designated Chaco Canyon a national monument. The ruins were placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1966.


In 1980, the boundary of the national monument was enlarged by 20 square miles (52 square kilometers) and the monument became the Chaco Culture National Historical Park.

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