WPA Architectural Models : Recreations of Historical and Significant Places
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Model, Instructional
Pueblo Southwestern U.S.A.
Title located on the top of the base.

The Pueblos of the Southwestern deserts were houses for the Pueblo people, and were commonly made out of stone, wood, and adobe with was a type of mud. They had flat roofs and often consisted of one or more stories. The rooms of the Pueblo structures were only accessible by the use of a latter which was lowered down by the inhabitants living there. This served as a way of security so only people who were allowed to enter could gain entrance to it. The Pueblo people lived and made these structures for over a thousand years, and hundreds up to thousands could live in them depending on their sizes. The most common areas in which these Pueblos could be found are at the four corners where Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, and Colorado meet.
The Pueblo people are decedents of the Anasazi people and the switch between the two occurred somewhere around 1300 CE. This was also around the time when these Native American people moved from the cliff dwellings to the desert floor. The transition was due to two factors. The first was the horrible droughts, and the second was the thievery of crops from the Apache and Navajo tribes around them. Pueblo people are known for being peaceful people and for their agriculture.
[Jackie Miller, MU]

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Plaster, Metal
H-5 W-8 L-9.5 inches
By WPA PA probably in 1930s. Set was in the education museum of M.S.T.C., probably on the Campus Elementary School which is now called the Retan Center, until transferred to Warren L. MIller Elementary School after it was built in 1972. Most recent location was in WLM school library.
Warren L. Miller Elementary School
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