Monument Valley (Navajo: Tsé Biiʼ Ndzisgaii, meaning valley of the rocks) is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1,000 ft (300 m) above the valley floor. It is located on the Arizona-Utah state line (around 36°59′N 110°6′WCoordinates: 36°59′N 110°6′W), near the Four Corners area. The valley lies within the range of the Navajo Nation Reservation and is accessible from U.S. Highway 163.
Monument Valley has been featured in many forms of media since the 1930s. Director John Ford used the location for a number of his best-known films, and thus, in the words of critic Keith Phipps, “its five square miles have defined what decades of moviegoers think of when they imagine the American West.Monument is a swiftly growing town located at the base of the Rampart Range in El Paso County, Colorado. Monument is bordered by Pike National Forest on the west, Colorado Springs and the United States Air Force Academy on the south, the City of Castle Rock on the north and rolling plains to the east. The town population was 5,742 at the 2012 census. Monument is home to both small business and large chains such as Home Depot and Walmart; and the large manufacturer Synthes.Monument’s first homesteaders arrived in 1865 but settlement increased when Monument became a stop along the Rio Grande Railroad in 1872. The area was incorporated as a town called Henry’s Station, after prominent settler Henry Limbach, on June 2, 1879. The first town meeting was held July 3, 1879. Three years later the name was changed from Henry’s Station to Monument after Monument Creek and Monument Rock in the west.
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