May 15th: What happened to the Mesa Verde Cliff Dwellings?

This week, we are exploring the beauty of Colorado; for this new world wonder, to focus on Mesa Verde and their expansive Cliff Dwellings. These were home to the Ancestral Pueblo; which was home to some of the most spectacular communities in North America.

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