2006 39c Cliff Palace, Larg. Cliff Dwell

# 4039 - 2006 39c Cliff Palace, Larg. Cliff Dwell

$2.95
Write a Review
Image Condition Price Qty
331608
Mystic First Day Cover Ships in 1-3 business days. Ships in 1-3 business days.
$ 2.95
$ 2.95
0
Mounts - Click Here
Mount Price Qty

 

U.S. #4039
Cliff Palace
Wonders of America
 
Issue Date: May 27, 2006
City:
Washington, DC
Quantity Issued: 204,000,000
Printed by: Avery Dennison
Printing Method: Photogravure
Perforation: Serpentine die cut 10 ¾
Color: Multicolored
 
In December 1888, two cowboys rode across snow-covered Mesa Verde in southwestern Colorado, looking for cattle. Richard Wetherill and Charles Mason came upon the Cliff Palace, a stone city protected by a huge cave and the largest cliff dwelling in America.
 
Cliff dwellers built their homes in sandstone canyon walls and under rock overhangs in the southwestern U.S. between 1000 and 1300 A.D. The Anasazi Indians may have built these cliff dwellings as a defense against northern tribes.
 
The cliff dwellings of hand-hewn stone building blocks and adobe mortar had few doors on the ground level. Ladders were used to reach the first roof. Ceilings were made of logs and branches plastered with adobe, and structures were built several stories high. Even after 700 years, the masonry walls are well preserved.
 
The majority of alcoves within Mesa Verde are small with only a few small rooms. The Cliff Palace contained 150 rooms and 23 kivas (ceremonial rooms) and had a population of approximately 100 people.
 
For years after the cowboys discovered them, the cliff dwellings stood unguarded, and large collections of artifacts were taken. In 1906, Congress established Mesa Verde National Park to protect them.

 

Read More - Click Here

 

U.S. #4039
Cliff Palace
Wonders of America
 
Issue Date: May 27, 2006
City:
Washington, DC
Quantity Issued: 204,000,000
Printed by: Avery Dennison
Printing Method: Photogravure
Perforation: Serpentine die cut 10 ¾
Color: Multicolored
 
In December 1888, two cowboys rode across snow-covered Mesa Verde in southwestern Colorado, looking for cattle. Richard Wetherill and Charles Mason came upon the Cliff Palace, a stone city protected by a huge cave and the largest cliff dwelling in America.
 
Cliff dwellers built their homes in sandstone canyon walls and under rock overhangs in the southwestern U.S. between 1000 and 1300 A.D. The Anasazi Indians may have built these cliff dwellings as a defense against northern tribes.
 
The cliff dwellings of hand-hewn stone building blocks and adobe mortar had few doors on the ground level. Ladders were used to reach the first roof. Ceilings were made of logs and branches plastered with adobe, and structures were built several stories high. Even after 700 years, the masonry walls are well preserved.
 
The majority of alcoves within Mesa Verde are small with only a few small rooms. The Cliff Palace contained 150 rooms and 23 kivas (ceremonial rooms) and had a population of approximately 100 people.
 
For years after the cowboys discovered them, the cliff dwellings stood unguarded, and large collections of artifacts were taken. In 1906, Congress established Mesa Verde National Park to protect them.