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Nov 6, 2006 - Chiricahua National Monument

Wednesday, 15 Nov 06 we decided to go see the Chiricahua National Monument, which is not a manmade monument but thousands of acres of what once was Chiricahua Apache territory that has been turned into a National Park in honor and memory of the Apache Indians. The park lies in SE Arizona in the Chiricahua Mountains about 36 miles South of Wilcox, AZ. or 28 miles East of Sunizona, Az. Now I am sure everyone that ever watched many western movies has heard of Wilcox, which is not a huge town even today, but once played an important part...

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Mar 23, 2006 - Chiricahua National Monument

We picked up Lauren and Tom in Tombstone at 8am. A two hour drive by way of Willcox took us to the Chiricahua National Monument. It's about 35 miles southeast of I-10 and isn't on the way to anywhere. As a destination, however, it's quite magical. "Twenty-seven million years ago a volcanic eruption of immense proportions shook the land around Chiricahua National Monument." The Turkey Creek Volcano spewed ash over 1200 square miles. It laid down two thousand feet of highly silicious ash and pumice which fused into a rock called rhyolite...

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