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Nov 13, 2017 - a clash of cultures

In 1829 the Angel Moroni appeared to Joseph Smith in New York and told him where to find the golden plates buried in the ground which had what would become the Book of Mormon written on them. This was a time of religious turmoil and fervor in the US and the charismatic Smith soon had thousands of followers of what he called a religious restoration to the early Christian church. He and his followers moved to Ohio where they attempted to create an American Zion. Violent skirmishes with local Christians caused him to move his group to Illinois...

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Jun 15, 2016 - Pipe Springs NM

Pipe Spring National Monument is located in the state of Arizona, rich with American Indian, early explorer, and Mormon pioneer history. The water of Pipe Spring has made it possible for plants, animals, and people to live in this dry desert region. Ancestral Puebloans and Kaibab Paiute Indians gathered grass seeds, hunted animals, and raised crops near the springs for at least 1,000 years. Antonio Armijo discovered the springs when he passed through the area in 1829, when he established by the Armijo Route of the Old Spanish Trail. Pipe...

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Mar 28, 2015 - Pipe Spring National Monument

Pipe Spring National Monument The drive from Canyon De Chelly to Pipe Spring reaffirmed the notion that the journey is as much a part of traveling as arriving at one’s destination. I can’t begin to count the number of truly amazing sights encountered during this drive. This country has so much to offer if we only take the time and effort to explore beyond our own backyards. And take time to travel off the freeways. America’s “blue line” highways and secondary roads offer a window into our lands and peoples we might not otherwise experience...

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Jul 21, 2014 - Pipe Spring National Monument, Fredonia, AZ

We checked out of Quail Park Lodge early bound for San Diego at day's end. We wanted to stop and visit Pipe Spring NM along the way. We drove south on Hwy 89 to Fredonia, AZ, then turned west on AZ State Hwy 389 onto the Kaibab Indian Reservation. About 15 miles down 389, we arrived at Pipe Spring NM. The park brochure says, "Pipe Spring lies on the Arizona Strip,a vast high desert between the Grand Canyon and the Vermilion Cliffs of northern Arizona. It is a harsh and seemingly uninhabitable region, but hidden geological forces bring...

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2014-2016 Travels

Jul 7, 2014 - Pipe Spring National Monument

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May 9, 2012 - Lees Ferry and Pipe Spring

We left Page, Arizona for the short drive to Lees Ferry. We hadn’t planned a stop there but locals at the Elks Club thought we might enjoy the area for its history and natural beauty. Lees Ferry sits on the Colorado River and is the only place in Arizona and where you can drive to the Colorado River. It considered “Mile 0” for rafting trips. Once you start your raft trip at Lees Ferry, the next stop to get out of the river is 200 miles. Rafting trips starting from this site are either three days or three weeks in length. Lees Ferry is also...

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Aug 26, 2010 - Glendale, Side Trip to Pipe Spring National Monument

Thursday morning we decided to check out Pipe Springs National Monument, approximately 70 miles south of here back in the Arizona Strip we were in when we drove to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon earlier. We headed due west when we reached Fredonia in Arizona and saw the same desolate highway and topography along the route with the Vermilion Cliffs being to our north. And they certainly are aptly named with ‘vermilion’ being defined as dark red to red-orange colors. The spring is on the Arizona Strip, the vast and isolated landscape of...

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