Monthly Archives: March 2016

Bell Rock, Lower Oak Creek Canyon, Arizona

This image is of the formation known as Bell Rock, a butte near the town of Sedona, Arizona.

Kodachrome Reproduction by Mike Roberts for Intermountain Tourist Supply, Phoenix, Ariz.

The description states:

C646–BELL ROCK, LOWER OAK CREEK CANYON

One of the outstanding rock formations in this beautifully colored valley is Brilliant Bell Rock.

Buttes are steep sided formations exposed by erosion often containing small flat tops. Larger flat topped formations are called mesas. This formation is located in the center of Arizona.

This image likely dates from the 1950s.

Window Rock, Arizona

This image shows the natural formation that developed from erosion, creating the opening in the rock. It is the site of the  Navajo national capital, and is known in English as Window Rock.

Kodachrome Reproduction by Mike Roberts Studios, Berkeley 2, California

The description states:

K2–WINDOW ROCK, ARIZONA

Below this window rock is the location of the Central Navajo indian Agency.

–Since the time of this photo the Agency has been rededicated as a national capitol. The rock is one of the four┬áplaces nearby used in Navajo water ceremonies.

This card likely dates from the 1950s.

Fossilized Logs, Petrified Forest, Arizona

This image shows the typical terrain and depositions of logs that make up the Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona.

Reproduction from a Mike Roberts Kodachrome by Intermountain Tourist Supply, Phoenix, Ariz.

The description states:

C649–PETRIFIED FOREST, ARIZONA

Logs of rock are a never-ending source of interest to visitors in the Petrified Forest National Monument, located near U.S. Highway 66 in eastern Arizona.

–For a long period of time travelers would stop along their way and collect samples large and small of the fossilized wood. Once the area was protected as a national monument (and later park) such collecting was prohibited, and samples are gathered from nearby areas instead.

This card likely dates from the 1950s.