Cottonwood Flats, Arizona

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A colloquial reference to a grazing allotment near Chinle, Arizona, on the Navajo Reservation. Because of Chinle's proximity to Canyon de Chelly, a prominent system of canyons with enough water to support cottonwood stands, which is an anomaly in the red rock country of the Four Corners, many place names around Chinle are associated with cottonwoods.

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"Cottonwood flats near Canyon de Chelly" by Fae is licensed under Public Domain.

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