Yucca House National Monument

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Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Yucca House National Monument:

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National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Yucca House National Monument

Address:c/o Mesa Verde National Park
PO Box 8
Mesa Verde, CO 81330

Phone:970-529-4465
Fax:970-529-4637
Web: www.nps.gov/yuho/
Size: 34 acres.
Established: Proclaimed on December 19, 1919.
Location:15 miles south of Cortez, Colorado, off US 666.
Facilities:None.
Special Features:Yucca House is one of the largest archeological sites in southwest Colorado, and acted as an important community center for the Ancestral Puebloan people from A.D. 1150-1300. Ruins of these large prehistoric Indian pueblos are as yet unexcavated. Due to the size and extent of mounds, it is believed that, when excavated, they will prove of great archeological significance and educational interest. The name "Yucca House" was selected for the monument because the Indians of the Montezuma valley called Sleeping Ute Mountain by a name meaning yucca, due to the abundance of yucca plants growing on the mountainsides.

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641 respectively, that would further protect archaeological sites of the Ancestral Pueblo by allowing the National Park Service to modify the boundary of the Yucca House National Monument in southwest Colorado, expanding the monument by 160 acres.
The Yucca House National Monument was established in 1919 by President Woodrow Wilson following an initial donation of 9.6 acres by Henry Van Kleeck.
Protecting Colorados public lands for our future generations is one of my top priorities, and Im excited to introduce this legislation that will provide additional safeguards for Yucca House National Monument, one of the most well-preserved ancient dwellings in the country, said Senator Gardner.