A monument is a statue, building, or bridge that describes the greatness of a place or time. US states like Arizona and California rank number one in sharing the 18 most popular monuments. Let’s find out some interesting facts about monuments in USA.
Top 5 Most Iconic Monuments In USA
The Grand Canyon
Four Corner Monument Surveyed and Marked the Lines in the Year?
- A. 1989
- B. 1878
- C. 1567
- D. 1868
The Grand Canyon is 277 miles long and up to 18 miles wide. It was formed 5 to 6 million years ago when the Colorado river started carving through layers of volcanic rock and sediment.
This shows how weather and erosion can shape the earth.
The army of Francisco Vásquez de Coronado discovered the Grand Canyon in 1540, led by García López de Cárdenas.
Casa Grande Ruins
Casa Grande Ruins were built by ancient Sonoran Desert people. Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, in Coolidge, Arizona, just northeast of the city of Casa Grande, preserves a group of Hohokam structures dating to the Classic Period—300 to 900 CE. It became the first archeological preserve in the United States in 1892 and then a National Monument in 1918. The sites all date from sometime between 1150 and 1350 AD. ‘Casa Grande’ is a word derived from Spanish for ‘big house’.
Tuzigoot National Monument
The Sinagua people built the Tuzigoot pueblo with 110-rooms in AD 1000. The monument preserves a 2 to 3-story structure with limestone and sandstone ridge just east of Clarkdale, Arizona, 120 feet (36 m) above the Verde River floodplain. One can discover endless views of varying desert habitats and learn about the Sinagua people at the museum.
Four Corners Monument
The Four Corners Monument marks the quadripoint in the Southwestern United States, where the states of Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, and Utah meet. The only place in the USA shared by four states is the four corners region. The lines of this monument were surveyed and marked at the beginning of 1868 and this ranks as one of the most important monuments in the US.
Cabrillo National Monument
At California’s southern tip of the Point Loma Peninsula, the United States holds this Cabrillo National Monument. This site was designated as a California Historic Landmark in 1932 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966. Cabrillo offers the view of San Diego’s harbor and the skyline, and Coronado and Naval Air Station North Island.