A feud that sparked the move of Manitou

A feud that sparked the move of Manitou

Piecing together how an entire ruin left the Southwest
TODAY, Manitou Cliff Dwellings gives tourists a short and condensed view of what life may have been like 800 years ago inside cliff dwellings. These rocks likely came from a local ranch in 1906, solving that mystery was a journey in itself.
MICHELE HEFNER, today’s general manager of Manitou Cliff Dwellings, holds up a picture of Vida Ellison, a colorful character, who bought the cliff dwellings in Manitou after the association that built them went bankrupt.
THIS PHOTO appeared in a 1919 book written by Jesse Fewkes that describes how the Manitou Cliff Dwelling rocks came from this site six miles south of Dolores.

A feud that sparked the move of Manitou

TODAY, Manitou Cliff Dwellings gives tourists a short and condensed view of what life may have been like 800 years ago inside cliff dwellings. These rocks likely came from a local ranch in 1906, solving that mystery was a journey in itself.
MICHELE HEFNER, today’s general manager of Manitou Cliff Dwellings, holds up a picture of Vida Ellison, a colorful character, who bought the cliff dwellings in Manitou after the association that built them went bankrupt.
THIS PHOTO appeared in a 1919 book written by Jesse Fewkes that describes how the Manitou Cliff Dwelling rocks came from this site six miles south of Dolores.
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