Rose Houk

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Southwest Wine Center

Students at Yavapai College’s Verde Valley campus have a very different kind of college experience. They’re learning how to grow grapes and make wine in the Southwest Wine Center’s Viticulture and Enology Program.


NPS

Cultures all over the world have marked the passage of the seasons in many ways. In the Southwest, the solstices and equinoxes have often been tracked by watching the sun on the horizon, on particular landmarks, or on the faces of rock.

NPS file photo

Spruce Tree House is often the first cliff dwelling most visitors see when they arrive at Mesa Verde National Park in southwest Colorado. From the rim, people’s eyes begin to focus in on a sandstone alcove that shelters the superb architecture of the ancient dwelling.


Wind Cave National Park

They’re getting used to grazing on shortgrass instead of tallgrass, and will soon be searching for places to give birth to their young. A herd of bison is settling in for its first year in a new home at the Raymond Wildlife Area east of Flagstaff. 


U.S. Bureau of Reclamation

Jan. 21, 1963, marked a watershed in the history of the Southwest. On that Monday, the first gates of Glen Canyon Dam were closed.


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