Aztec, New Mexico

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A small town in New Mexico located 13 miles northeast of Farmington. The town is called "Kinteel" by the Navajo, which means "wide house," referring to Anasazi ruins located in the town. The ruins are now preserved and partially excavated as the Aztec National Monument.

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"Aztec Ruins National Monument, Farmington, New Mexico," photograph, Palace of the Governors Photo Archive, New Mexico History Museum, Santa Fe (LS.0528). Use with permission only.

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