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The Montezuma Castle Historic Photo Archive collection represents the history of Montezuma Castle National Monument, from its time before National Park Service control in the late nineteenth century, through the 1960's. These images chronicle not only early interest and exploration of the site, but also document efforts by the National Park Service to preserve and stabilize these prehistoric structures for the benefit of future generations. Having just celebrated its 100th anniversary as a National Monument in December of 2006, the National Park Service is pleased to present these images to the public. Montezuma Castle cliff dwelling was recently named one of the top seven man-made wonders in Arizona and stands as one of the best preserved cliff dwellings in North America.