We are on our annual spring trip out west to ski, however this year we are
visiting colleges with  our youngest son Paul as well. While in Durango we
ventured out of town one morning to the world heritage  site at Mesa Verde.
After driving 20 miles into the park we came upon the canyon cliff dwellings
and ruins of the Ancestral Puebloans. This area was inhabited from 700- 1300
AD. One of the first things that came to mind was that these people were
most likely some of the first multifamily dwellers in the New World. It is a
mystery as to why they they left. Some speculate it was drought or famine
but  who knows maybe  it was increasing “condo dues” !!

Tim Hess

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