President Theodore Roosevelt established special protections for Chaco Canyon in 1907 because of theft, looting and development. Located in northeast New Mexico on the Colorado Plateau, Chaco was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1966. It became a U.S. National Historical Park in 1980, and was name a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987. These actions preserve one of the most important pre-Columbian cultural and historical areas in the United States. Here’s a short video of what it looks like today. I hope you enjoy it and I am grateful for the original music by John Cage, performed by Jubal Fulks, Violin and Daniel Schlosberg, Piano.