Route 66 postcards photos

Here we are showing "then & now" photos of the Eagle Nest Rock formation in the Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona along old Route 66. Originally, Eagle Nest Rock was about fifteen feet tall or 35 ft from the bottom of the base and was once a headliner for the park and can be seen on many historic postcards. From the superintendent’s reports, there actually had been eagles nesting on top, but they moved away before it fell during a very wet winter of 1941. The hoodoo (also called a tent rock, fairy chimney, or earth pyramid) was sandstone in the Sonsela Member of the Chinle Formation. 

These photos are courtesy of the Petrified Forest National Park.

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