Carson home in Boggsville, CO.
The original grave of Kit and Josefa
Boggsville, CO. Photo Peter Faris.
There is a fascinating story about another Kit Carson inscription. Supposedly there was a Kit Carson inscription on Morro Rock in New Mexico that had been carved there during Carson’s Canyon de Chelley expedition. In the 1950s the park supervisor there sent out Navajo work crews with powered hand grinders to remove a lot of the inscriptions and markings that he felt were irrelevant to the history and artistic value of the monument. This represents government sponsored vandalism on a truly staggering scale, and the strange, smoothed patches remaining still mar the rock face in many locations and testify to this destruction. According to this story one of the Navajo crew members took the opportunity to also get even with Kit Carson by grinding his name off of the rock at that time.
A collection of Powerpoint presentations and slide shows in SlideShare:
METEORLOGICAL PHENOMENA IN ROCK ART.
PETROGLYPH CHRONOLORY IN SOUTHEAST COLORADO.
THE CAVE OF LIFE IN PETRIFIED FOREST NATIONAL PARK.
NATIVE AMERICAN PALEONTOLOGY.
WHEN THE STARS FELL.
THE 1868 WINTER CAMPAIGN OF THE 5TH CAVALRY.
ROCK ART OF OAHU, HAWAII.
THE INFLUENCE OF FOSSIL FOOTPRINTS ON ROCK ART.
POMPEY'S PILLAR AND THE CUSTER BATTLEFIELD, MONTANA.
DEPICTIONS OF HALLEY'S COMET IN NATIVE AMERICAN ROCK ART.