The Geologic Story of Palo Duro Canyon Guidebook 8
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The Geologic Story of Palo Duro Canyon Guidebook 8

By William A. Matthews
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Table of Contents
  • The Geologic Story of Palo Duro Canyon
  • Contents
  • INTRODUCTION
  • ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
  • PARK HISTORY
    • ANCIENT MAN IN PALO DURO CANYON
    • INDIANS OF THE PLAINS
    • ADVENT OF THE WHITE MAN
  • REGIONAL SETTING
  • THE GEOLOGIC STORY
    • THE CANYON’S ROCKS AND MINERALS
    • UNRAVELING EARTH HISTORY
    • THE GEOLOGIC COLUMN AND GEOLOGIC TIME SCALE
    • GEOLOGIC FORMATIONS EXPOSED IN PALO DURO CANYON
      • Quartermaster Formation.—
      • Tecovas Formation.—
      • Trujillo Formation.—
      • Ogallala Formation.—
      • Rocks of the Pleistocene.—
    • Quartermaster Formation.—
    • Tecovas Formation.—
    • Trujillo Formation.—
    • Ogallala Formation.—
    • Rocks of the Pleistocene.—
  • HOW THE CANYON WAS CARVED
    • THE GEOLOGIC WORK OF RUNNING WATER
    • WEATHERING AND GRAVITY ADD THE FINAL TOUCH
      • Weathering.—
      • Mass-wasting.—
      • Differential erosion.—
    • Weathering.—
    • Mass-wasting.—
    • Differential erosion.—
  • WHAT TO DO AND SEE AT PALO DURO CANYON STATE PARK
    • Park Entrance (1).—
      • Coronado Lodge and Observation Point (2).—
      • The Scenic Drive (1-16).—
      • Pioneer Amphitheatre (3).—
      • Sad Monkey Train Ride (4).—
      • Triassic Peak (5).—
      • Spanish Skirts (6).—
      • Catarina Cave (7).—
      • Santana’s Face (8).—
      • The Sky Ride (9).—
      • The First Water Crossing (10).—
      • Colonel Charles Goodnight’s Dugout (11).—
      • The Lighthouse (12).—
      • Capitol Peak (13).—
      • Fortress Cliff (14).—
      • The Rock Garden (15).—
      • The Devil’s Slide (16).—
      • The Turnaround (17).—
      • Hiking.—
      • Horseback riding.—
      • Camping and picnicking.—
      • Photography.—
    • Coronado Lodge and Observation Point (2).—
    • The Scenic Drive (1-16).—
    • Pioneer Amphitheatre (3).—
    • Sad Monkey Train Ride (4).—
    • Triassic Peak (5).—
    • Spanish Skirts (6).—
    • Catarina Cave (7).—
    • Santana’s Face (8).—
    • The Sky Ride (9).—
    • The First Water Crossing (10).—
    • Colonel Charles Goodnight’s Dugout (11).—
    • The Lighthouse (12).—
    • Capitol Peak (13).—
    • Fortress Cliff (14).—
    • The Rock Garden (15).—
    • The Devil’s Slide (16).—
    • The Turnaround (17).—
    • Hiking.—
    • Horseback riding.—
    • Camping and picnicking.—
    • Photography.—
  • PANHANDLE-PLAINS HISTORICAL MUSEUM
  • SELECTED REFERENCES[2]
  • GLOSSARY
  • Index
  • Footnotes
  • Transcriber’s Notes
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