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Monument Valley Earth Details

Monument Valley Earth Details

The Colorado Plateau, located in the state of Arizona, is home to some of the most impressive wonders of nature. The Monument Valley are located within that region. It is an impressive effect of erosion that has made the softer materials desert, and is modeling rock structures based on wind and dust.

Monument Valley, in the image, is named for the magnificent sculptures carved over time and emerging from the base of the valley. John Ford's first sound western, La diligencia (1939), which consecrated the Monument Valley as its natural landscape of the "far west."

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