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Archaeology Day hike held at Fort Bayard

To celebrate National Archaeology Day, Marilyn Markel of the Grant County Archaeological Society took a group of about a dozen hikers on the Dragonfly Trail Sunday morning.

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Along the way, the participants stopped at a Civilian Conservation Corps check dam built in the 1930s. Although some has washed away, large parts of it remain intact.

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Also visited were the ruins of a Mimbres Pueblo Ruin, where several of the hikers spotted tiny pottery sherds.

The main destination was the dragonfly petroglyphs found along Twin Sisters Creek.

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