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September 21, 2012
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Wendy Sutton. archaeologist with the San Juan National Forest - Pagosa District explains the features of a kiva to Ken Salazar, U.S. Department of the Interior secretary and Tom Vilsack, Secretary, U.S. Department of Agriculture as the two walk through the Ridge House ruins of the newly dedicated Chimney Rock National Monument Friday, Sept. 21, 2012 in Pagosa Springs, Colo.

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With the ridgeline of Chimney Rock behind him, U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salaza addresses the crowd for the dedication of Chimney Rock as the newest National Monument in the nation, Friday, Sept. 21, 2012 in Pagosa Springs, Colo.

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Tom Vilsack, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture addresses the crowd during the dedication of Chimney Rock National Monument, Friday, Sept. 21, 2012 in Pagosa Springs, Colo.

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Away from the ceremony and the crowds of well wishers Friday, Sept. 21, 2012, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack thank each other for their efforts in making Chimney Rock a National Monument west of Pagosa Springs, Colo.

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A moment of reflection is shared Friday, Sept. 21, 2012 between Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, left, and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack as the two walk through the Ridge House ruins of the newly dedicated Chimney Rock National Monument west of Pagosa Springs, Colo.