Saturday, February 7, 2009

D is for Dog Canyon

Canon Del Perro, Canyon of the dog, is located 11 miles south of Alamogordo, New Mexico.  During the indian wars between 1859 and 1881 Dog Canyon was the setting of more violence than any other locale in the west.  Dog Canyon is one of the few canyons that has water.  In 1881 the Apache chief Nana's band was the last of the hostile Apaches to camp in Dog Canyon before fleeing to Mexico.  The canyon is part of Oliver Lee state park.  Hmm; Oliver Lee there's a story for another time.  This is my fourth post to ABC Wednesday.   

1 comment:

  1. I like those rock formations and the Apache post is very evocative.