National Geographic : 1940 Nov
Photograph from Fairchild Aerial Surveys, Inc. On a Treeless Sandstone Mesa, High Above Surrounding Plains, Dwell the "People ofthe White Rock" A dizzy rock-cut trail leads to the pueblo, founded by the Acomas in pre-Columbian days (Plate XXIII). Building timber and stone were carried upthesteep slopes by the Indians. Some heavy beams in the mission church, built in 1699, are 40 feet long. The rows of present-day adobe and stone houses stand onthefounda tions of the original homes of the early tribesmen.