Tj Ruin : Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument, New Mexico (Classic Reprint)

Tj Ruin : Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument, New Mexico (Classic Reprint)


Excerpt from Tj Ruin: Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument, New Mexico The TJ Ruin overlooks the half-mile-wide valley of the Gila River at the confluence of the West and Middle Forks (figure The site lies at the edge of a 100 foot high bluff of exposed Gila Conglomerate on the north side of the river at an elevation of 5775 feet. Covering the site is a dense stand of saltbush which concentrates on the house mounds and masonry features. Grama grass and other range grasses cover the exposed mesa top while mixed juniper and walnut woodlands encroach on the old polo field which lies just north of the ruin. In the valley below, the river supports denser stands of cottonwood, sycamore, walnut, wild grapes, willow, reeds and other plants of a more mesic community. In sheltered side canyons south of the river, Ponderosa Pine and Douglas Fir give way, on canyon 510pes, to more xeric communities of pinon, yucca, prickly pear, and oaks. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

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Peter J McKenna
Paperback | 70 pages
152 x 229 x 4mm | 104g
Publication date
25 Apr 2018
Forgotten Books
Illustrations note
24 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white