July 2009 | Active Light Photography | Photo Tours to Hidden Destinations, Anasazi Ruins
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Working On The Railroad

Working On The Railroad

Before World War II, steam was the only available way for railroads to move freight and passengers. Diesel locomotives replaced steam in the 1950s because it was easier to run them – no water, no coal, and less maintenance. And you’d expect railroads to...
Looking for Chaco’s Great North Road

Looking for Chaco’s Great North Road

Photographer William Henry Jackson walked behind Kin Kletso and clambered up Chaco Canyon’s North Mesa in 1877. He named previously-overlooked Pueblo Alto for its lofty location up there. The ruin commands panoramic views of the San Juan Mountains and Huerfano...
Planning a Wedding At Aztec Ruin

Planning a Wedding At Aztec Ruin

Earl Morris & Aztec Ruin Archeologist Earl H. Morris supervised excavation at Aztec Ruin during 1917-1934. You might say he was Aztec Ruins – the place defined his archeological career. He persuaded the American Museum of Natural History to let him direct a...
Salmon Ruin Photography

Salmon Ruin Photography

Salmon Ruin sits above the San Juan River between Farmington and Bloomfield, New Mexico. Draw a line between Pueblo Alto in Chaco Canyon and Aztec Ruin further north, and Salmon will be on it. The Salmon family ranched here during the early 1900s. While the Salmons...