"Casa Grande Construction" Casa Grande National Monument Favorite Tip by Yaqui
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Favorite thing: Part of the plaque that explains the construction reads: While most buildings had floor and roof supports made from local desert trees, the Casa Grande once contained hundreds of imported beams-pine, fir and juniper obtained from mountains over fifty miles away. Floor supports spanned the width of each room; saguaro ribs were laid perpendicular to these; reeds were set on this framework; and a coating of caliche completed the floor. Notice the horizontal groove part way up the inside of the wall-this groove is where the floor once joined the wall. The smoothly plastered inside walls are a further indication that much time, work and care went into the contruction of the Casa Grande.
1100 W. Ruins Drive, Coolidge, AZ 85228
The park is in Coolidge, Arizona, about an hour-long drive from either Phoenix or Tucson. From Interstate 10 take the Coolidge exits and follow the signs to the park entrance.
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