Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, AZ

Casa Grande Ruins

Casa Grande Ruins

Casa Grande Ruins National Monument preserves an ancient Hohokam farming community and “Great House.” Created as the nation’s first archeological reserve in 1892, the site was declared a National Monument in 1918 “in order that better provision may be made for the protection, preservation and care of the ruins and the ancient buildings and other objects of prehistoric interest thereon.”

Casa Grande Ruins

Casa Grande Ruins

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Published in: on January 14, 2009 at 8:57 PM  Comments Off on Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, AZ  
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