Manitou Cliff Dwellings
The Manitou Cliff Dwellings are a group of moved Genealogical Puebloan cliff residences and galleries situated just west of Colorado Springs, Colorado, on U.S. Highway 24 in Manitou Springs.
The Anasazi Gallery was established as well as the cliff dwellings were built beginning in 1904, and were opened to the public in 1907. The gallery features display screens concerning the lives of the Genealogical Puebloans, consisting of displays of archaeological artefacts, tools, pottery and also tools. Site visitors can also walk through the ancient-style ruins outside.
The Genealogical Puebloans lived as well as strolled the 4 Corners location of the Southwestern United States from 1200 B.C. to A.D. 1300. The Ancestral Puebloans did not reside in the Manitou Springs location, yet lived as well as built their cliff residences in the 4 Corners location, several hundred miles southwest of Manitou Springs. The Manitou Cliff Dwellings were constructed at their present area in the early 1900s, as a museum, preserve, and also vacationer destination. The stones were extracted from a flattened Genealogical Puebloan site near Cortez in southwest Colorado, delivered by railway to Manitou Springs, as well as put together in their present kind as Genealogical Puebloan-style buildings carefully resembling those located in the Four Corners. The task was done with the authorization and engagement of widely known anthropologist Dr. Edgar Lee Hewett, and Virginia McClurg, founder of the Colorado High Cliff Dwelling Organization.