El Morro National Monument, by Grants New Mexico is a massive monolith that has seeped water at its base forming a small pool. This desert oasis has nurtured travelers for thousands of years. Part of the attraction here are the petroglyphs of the ancients and the inscriptions in the soft sandstone of later travelers. One of the earlier ones was Spanish and from 1609. Many were artistically done and two or three from the 1700’s were tool chiseled in a very professional manner. It was very interesting, and the nickname is a nice touch.
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