Montezuma’s Castle National Monument

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This remarkable cliff dwelling was never home of “Montezuma” (sic).  It predates that legendary Aztec emperor by at least 200 years.  It’s also far to the North of his reign.  It was built by people of the Sinagua (Spanish for ‘without water) culture.  It was inhabited for about 300 years, and abandoned about 800 years ago.  More recently, it was one of four sites to be the first to receive National Monument protection from President Theodore Roosevelt on December 8, 1906.  To learn more, go here:  Montezuma’s Castle National Monument