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.

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