Mesa Verde National Park: Shadows of the Centuries

This is a very well-written book covering many parts of Mesa Verde National Park’s history. In addition to the ancient history, it also deals with the discovery of the ruins in 1888, and the ensuing effort to protect the area, as well as the effects we continue to have on the park today.

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Mesa Verde National Park: The First 100 Years

This is a beautiful hardcover book that deals with the history of Mesa Verde National Park. It covers the park, starting with the discovery of the dwellings, through the park’s creation, and on to the its present status.

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Mesa Verde National Park, Images of America

This book is part of the Images of America series. It contains history and stories, along with a large number of historical photographs.

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