An Indian stopped me in my car because of the South Dakota license plates - he comes from outside of Pierre - and suggested that I go to Window Rock which isn't too far north of here. I saw it on the map and also learned that it is the capital of the Navajo Nation, so I went to see if it was just the name of the town or if there was an arch, giving the town its name. Yep - there's a great big arch there and the Navajo government offices are next to it. The town is surprisingly big, spread out around giant boulders. I really like what they did at the base of the arch, which is sacred to the Indians. It is a war memorial to those who served in WWII as coders for the Marine Corps. It really does look and feel like a sacred place and I'm glad I was told about it and went.
I had seen an arch along I-40 in Gallup that looks kind of like the one in St. Louis, MO but on a much smaller scale. I went to find out what that was all about, but there was no parking in that area, so I went on. Very soon, I saw a great arc of metal with cutouts of people and it is the centerpiece of a park, so I stopped to check it out. It's an art park and it seems to tell some of the history of the town. It was a coal mining town and besides the Native Americans working here, so did immigrants from Croatia! Another fine place I found by running into it - no letterboxes here, just happened by.