Editorial: Obama should declare Chimney Rocks archaeological area a NMon

Between Pagosa Springs and Durango is one of the country's most important cultural areas. Chimney Rock encompasses hundreds of Ancestral Puebloan archeological sites within the shadow of its soaring twin spires. Few more ancient and ethereal places exist in all of America.

Without question, Chimney Rock is a vital part of our shared cultural heritage. Yet it has never received the funding, recognition or protection it so richly deserves. The National Trust for Historic Preservation wants to change that, and we are asking all Coloradoans to stand with us.

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