Salmon Ruins And Heritage Park

Salmon Ruins and Heritage Park Travel Blog

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We got to Bloomfield and grabbed some lunch. The exploring and the driving and left us hungry. Our map showed Salmon Ruins And Herutage Park, just west of town a few miles. So after wolfing down our grub, we drove out to the ruins. What greeted us seemed an odd place for this kind of site. It was located in the midst of several mobile homes. I'm sure they had been placed there before there was any concern for the site itself. A modest building served as an Information Center, exhibit hall and gift shop. The site when discovered must have almost completely been covered with earth. Nothing more than earthen mounds rising from the soil. The excavated buildings, rooms and kivas looked as if they hadn't been touched in years. Stone markers and walks were ragged and looked unkept. Not nearly as impressive as Chaco had been. That being said, it was still an interesting place to visit. On the grounds were also pioneer dwellings and artifacts. Apparently a family had lived at this site for many years and had a working farm there. This encompassed the "Heritage" part of the site, I guess. Still looking for other sites to see, we headed north again. A short drive to Aztec, New Mexico and Aztec Ruins.
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Salmon Ruins and Heritage Park
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