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Desert View Watchtower, designed by well-known Grand Canyon architect Mary Colter, was modeled after several Puebloan structures in the region.


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Northern Arizona land managers to host listening session May 25
Community members encouraged to provide input on public lands management

As the value, management and use of public lands continues to be a national talking point, federal land managers in northern Arizona are seeking public comments about Coconino County’s own natural treasures.

By Erin Ford May 16, 2017
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Conserving culture and history at Desert View
Grandson of Watchtower mural painter and team of conservators preserve art and Native culture in iconic tower

More than 80 years after Hopi artist Fred Kabotie painted colorful murals on the walls of Mary Colter’s new Desert View Watchtower, his grandson, Ed Kabotie, takes a water-moistened brush in hand and applies it carefully to the unsealed plaster walls.

By Erin Ford September 27, 2016
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