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Glade Creek Grist Mill, Babcock State Park, WV

October 23, 2016

"Glade Creek Grist Mill" - This picturesque landscape is the highlight of Babcock State Park, West Virginia. The mill, located near the park headquarters, is one of the most photographed tourist sites in the state. Completed in 1976 by combining parts of three other West Virginia Mills, the Glade Creek Grist Mill is a replica of the original Cooper's Mill that was located nearby. Babcock State Park describes the mill as a "living, working monument to the more than 500…

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U.S. Highway 163 – Monument Valley, Utah

September 29, 2015

Monument Valley, Utah U.S. Route 163 (also U.S. Highway 163, US 163) is a 64-mile (103 km) U.S. Highway that runs from US 160 northward to US 191 in the U.S. states of Arizona and Utah. The southernmost 44 miles of its length is within the Navajo Nation. The highway forms part of the Trail of the Ancients, a National Scenic Byway. The highway cuts through the heart of Monument Valley and has been featured in numerous movies and commercials.…

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Monument Valley with Cumulus Clouds

September 23, 2015

Monument Valley (Navajo: Tsé Biiʼ Ndzisgaii, meaning valley of the rocks) is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1,000 ft (300 m) above the valley floor. It is located on the Arizona-Utah state line (around 36°59′N 110°6′W), near the Four Corners area. The valley lies within the range of the Navajo Nation Reservation and is accessible from U.S. Highway 163. The valley, featured in many forms of media since…

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Agathla Peak Monument Valley Arizona

September 22, 2015

Agathla Peak is a peak south of Monument Valley, Arizona, which rises over 1500 feet above the surrounding terrain. It is 7 miles north of Kayenta and is visible from U.S. Route 163. The English designation Agathla is derived from the Navajo name aghaałą́ meaning ‘much wool’, apparently for the fur of antelope and deer accumulating on the rock. The mountain is considered sacred by the Navajo, and is part of the Navajo Volcanic Field in the southern Colorado Plateau.…

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