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. In minim in molestie dolore minim ullamcorper eum.