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Casa Grande National Monument and Florence
South of Phoenix, Arizona

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The protective canopy at Casa Grande can be seen for miles

The protective canopy at Casa Grande can be seen for miles

The one-story visitor center at Casa Grande blends well with the desert landscape and doesn't visually compete with the ruin and its canopy

Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, Arizona

Date photographed: March 22, 2014
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Several pueblo ruins surround the large central structure at Casa Grande

Several pueblo ruins surround the large central structure at Casa Grande

This four-story caliche-adobe "Great House" ruin is unique in the way it rises from a flat plain, visible for miles. The dramatic roof was built in 1932 to protect it from the elements, and adds to the drama of this ancient and modern landmark.

Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, Arizona

Date photographed: March 22, 2014
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The Hohokam ruins at Casa Grande National Monument

The Hohokam ruins at Casa Grande National Monument

The canopy over the Casa Grande ruins is at least as impressive as the huge caliche-brick building

Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, Arizona

Date photographed: March 22, 2014
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The Interior of the main structure at Casa Grande

The Interior of the main structure at Casa Grande

There are interior rooms at Casa Grande (not open to the public) but the thickness of the walls makes them very small

Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, Arizona

Date photographed: March 22, 2014
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Four story Hohokam ruin at Casa Grande

Four story Hohokam ruin at Casa Grande

It is interesting that the Hohokam people built such a towering structure here on the flat plain

Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, Arizona

Date photographed: March 22, 2014
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Amerindian ball court at Casa Grande

Amerindian ball court at Casa Grande

The outline of an Amerindian ball court is clearly visible just north of the main structures at Casa Grande

Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, Arizona

Date photographed: March 22, 2014
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Main Street in Florence

Main Street in Florence

Main Street in Florence

Florence, Arizona

Date photographed: March 28, 2000

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