- Jan 17 2023
- 5:15 pm
Bill Harrison Presents: Ancient Ruins of Arizona
Over the past 7,000 years, more than a dozen ancient cultures lived in the area we now call Arizona. These nomads, traders, farmers, and warriors left behind thousands of unique settlements filled with houses, ball courts, ceremonial shrines, and mystery, lots of mystery! Today, we can examine their lives and dwellings at some of the best-preserved ruins in the world. Casa Grande Ruins was the very first to be granted protection by the U.S. Government in 1892 when it was designated a Cultural Reserve. It became a national monument in 1918. Montezuma Castle was nearly destroyed by careless visitors in the 1890s. It was rescued and protected as a National Monument in 1906. The ancient sites in this presentation are relatively easy to find and to visit. However, one of our ruins is so remote, very few people have even heard of it, let alone seen it. Located at the top of the Superstition Mountains, Circle stone has baffled scientists for years. It’s a huge circle of heavy sandstone blocks that took thousands of hours to create. Was it used for sacred ceremonies, recording the passage of time or perhaps to make celestial observations? This is a grand journey into the ancient history and mystery of Arizona.
Dinner starts at 5:15
Serving Chicken Tortilla Soup and Sourdough Rolls
Presentation is at 6:00pm
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