Casa Grande National Monument

20 May 2014.
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Casa Grande National Monument prehistoric ruins.
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Cactus beautified the parking lot.
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Casa Grande National Monument, from about 1300 A.D.
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The roof was placed over the monument to protect it in the 1930s.
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Before the structure was protected, visitors scratched their names, initials, dates and other information into the clay walls of the monument.
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The heart with a face seems, to Grandpa at least, to be more recent damage.
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From the other side.
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Grandpa Roy leaned his cane against a section of wall so that the thickness of the wall could be understood. The walls were over 3 feet thick.
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Methods of preserving the walls and preventing them from falling can be seen inside the monument.
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Remainder of a wall from another structure in front of the monument.
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Remainders of walls of different structures from the era.
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Some ruins have rather high wall sections remaining.
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Grandma Bert and Casa Grande National Monument.
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Grandpa Roy at Casa Grande.
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