Tension and Harmony

Tension and Harmony (HM15O9)

Location: Flagstaff, AZ 86004 Coconino County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 10.26', W 111° 30.565'

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With its steep and sheer walls, Walnut Canyon provided homebuilding advantages along with controlled access. Living here, people were situated to monitor their world. This was not uncommon; most villages of the time had some form of passive defense and line-of-sight communication.

Horizontal ledges served as pathways connecting home to home, such as those visible across the canyon. Game trails, natural breaks, and side canyons were the avenues linking the rim to the canyon floor.

People also built trails, complete with graded switchbacks.

"...a stratum of rock, softer than those above, had been hollowed out by the action of time....The over-hanging cliff made a foot two hundred feet thick. The hard stratum was an everlasting floor. Thus the houses stood along in a row, like the buildings in a city block, or like a barracks."
Willa Cather describing a visit to Walnut Canyon, in Song of the Lark, 1912
HM NumberHM15O9
Placed ByNational Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 at 12:41am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)12S E 453611 N 3892125
Decimal Degrees35.17100000, -111.50941667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 10.26', W 111° 30.565'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 10' 15.60" N, 111° 30' 33.90" W
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Area Code(s)928, 602, 520
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100-198 Walnut Canyon Rd, Flagstaff AZ 86004, US
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