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Pipe Springs National Monument

Pipe Spring National Monument is an oasis in the desert. With four springs in the immediate area and what used to be rich grasslands, this area has long been inhabited. Ancestral Puebloans and Paiute Indians were the first people drawn here by the water. Later, Mormon settlers, attracted by the water and grasslands-- said to have grown "belly high to a horse"-- called Pipe Spring home and established a ranching operation. In 1923, Pipe Spring was set aside as a National Monument to preserve this rich history. Today, visitors can tour the remains of this Mormon cattle ranch established in the late nineteenth century. A fully furnished historic fort, Winsor Castle, allows visitors to step back in time and relive Mormon pioneer life. Click here for detailed information on Pipe Springs National Monument.

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