Rough Rock, Arizona

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A small community on the Navajo reservation, located at the foot of the eastern slope of Black Mesa in Apache County in northeast Arizona. The Navajo name for the area is Tséchʼízhí (meaning Rough Rock), the name that was also given to the town’s trading post in the late 1920s.

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"Approaching Black Mesa, near Rough Rock (Tséchʼízhí), Arizona, July 4, 2010" by Ken Lund is licensed under CC BY-SA.