Images of America - Montezuma Castle National Monument


The mysterious cliff dwelling known as Montezuma Castle has overlooked Arizona's Verde Valley for more than 900 years. Originally thought to have been built by the ancient Aztecs, later research proved it to be the handiwork of the Sinagua people, a name coined in 1939 from the Spanish words sin meaning "without" and agua meaning "water." They inhabited the site for more than three centuries. In this volume, the author traces the history of Montezuma Castle from its construction to the diligent efforts of many individuals and organizations to restore and preserve it for future generations. In 1906, Montezuma Castle was designated one of the country's first national monuments by President Theodore Roosevelt.

  • ISBN-13: 9781467131872
  • Genre: History, landmarks
  • Format: Paperback
  • Trim: 6 1/2" x 9 1/4"
  • Page count: 128 pages
  • Published by Arcadia Publishing in 2014
  • Written by Rod Timanus
  • Audience: Adult
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