Tuesday, May 30, 2017

USA ~ Signal Hill & Petroglyphs - Saguaro National Park - Arizona ~

... I've been spoiled with so many wonderful postcards this last few weeks㋡... this great NP is one of the most extreme national parks in terms of weather... the Sonoran Desert is one of the hottest and driest regions on the continent... an overlooked gem... with ancient rock art of petroglyphs (Greek for "stone-carvings")... their meaning remains unknown... they could be spiritual symbols, boundary markers or landmarks, records of important events, or just simply ancient graffiti... with beautiful "Saguaro cacti" NP postmark... the state symbol of Arizona...since 1933 this extraordinary giant cactus has been protected within Saguaro National Park... Thanks a million dear Andrene!! ¯\_(ツ)_/¯¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Saguaro National Park is a 91,442 acre park located in southern Arizona  and is divided into two districts - Tucson Mountain District (west) and the Rincon Mountain District (east).

This National Park was established on 14 Oct 1994.

Saguaro National Park is named after the cactus saguaro, which is native to the area.

Signal Hill is a minor summit located in the northwest corner of the Tucson Mountain district.  It was a place where native Americans (the prehistoric Hohokam people) carved Petroglyphs into the rocks that are more than 800 years old.


Forever stamps - the echeveria.
(Issued 28-04-2017)

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