Carrizo Plain National Monument, California U. S. A.
The Carrizo Plain was recently designated a National Monument by the federal government. The
monument contains a herd of Pronghorn Antelope, and some Tule Elk. In the winter, Sandhill Cranes (see
P051104) make the valley their home. The lanscape has a stark beauty which caused Native Americans to
fear the forces it contained, and so they establised a ceremonial site at a large rock out cropping.
The rumbling of the San Andreas fault reinforced the belief that this is truely a sacred place.
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