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Just north of the Navajo Bridge north of Flagstaff Arizona near the Vermilion Cliffs monolith, amongst, next to and near crumbling rocks and oddly shaped giant boulders that litter the landscape, are several buildings, some of them literally built into the cliffside. These odd structures are the remains of a lodge that stood here about 80 years ago.
In 1927, a woman's car broke down as she travelled through this area and she was forced to camp overnight. Aparently she liked this harsh and barren moonlike landscape so well that she bought property and stayed. She started serving food to passers-by in return for labour. Pretty soon she had a full-scale restaurant on her hands and added a hand gasoline pump for some of the earliest motorists on their way to Grand Canyon's North Rim.
There are still families living in these shingle-roofed rock houses that cling to gigantic boulders - however unofficially.
November 24th, 2011
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