Sunset Crater Volcano

Sunset Crater Volcano (HM14TQ)

Location: Cameron, AZ 86020 Coconino County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 34.769', W 111° 28.1'

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The distant San Francisco Peaks would have looked much like they do today. To the east, however, Sunset Crater Volcano would still have been belching black smoke and cinders when the Sinagua and Anaszi lived here. The thick layer of cinders over the sandy soil helped hold moisture, which was beneficial to the growing of crops.

Eventually, even Sunset Crater Volcano grew quiet, and the winds blew the cinders away and dried out the soil.

Why the Lomaki residents departed is not certain. There are indications of disease affecting the population, or a lengthy drought creating a landscape barren of vegetation, animals and firewood. Or invading hostile tribes may have contributed to the abandonment of this area by the mid-1200s.
HM NumberHM14TQ
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Date Added Friday, October 3rd, 2014 at 6:47am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)12S E 457567 N 3937409
Decimal Degrees35.57948333, -111.46833333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 34.769', W 111° 28.1'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 34' 46.14" N, 111° 28' 6.00" W
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Area Code(s)928
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1534 Unnamed Road, Cameron AZ 86020, US
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