GEMS GEOLOGICAL—-LAYERS LOGICAL LOVINGLY LAID TO REST FOR PURPOSES PEDAGOGICAL (TEACHING ABOUT THE EARTH)
Have you visited the Geologic Column in Monument Valley Park? It is a bit hidden from the more frequented areas of the park, yet is one of the highlights of this natural centerpiece of our city.
The Friends of Monument Valley Park group recently completed the repair and restoration of the entire Geologic Column area, including two round overlooks, stone bridges, and stairs.
Erosion of the hillside area had taken it’s toll and the stairs and trail were almost impassable. Repairs and refresh of the stonework around the geologic column was completed in October, 2020. Four State Historic Fund grants for a total of $500,000 have been used for stonework throughout the park. $150,000 was used on the area around the geologic column, and it shows nicely!
“An open and verdurous space…”
General Palmer donated over 2,000 acres for…
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