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Gila Cliff Dwelling

The Gila Cliff Dwellings in the Gila Wilderness (The Nation's First Wilderness Area) is a National Monument.  It is a cliff dwelling left by the Mogollon people who lived there over 700 years ago.  The national monument was established by President Teddy Roosevelt in 1907.  An emigrant, Henry B. Ailman discovered the cliff dwellings in 1878.  In 1912 a burial ground was discovered with a mummified body of an infant.  The mummy was named "Zeke" and was turned over to the Smithsonian, all the other mummies were lost to private collectors.
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