El Malpais National Monument

El Malpais National Monument was established on New Year's Eve in 1987. In Spanish, El Malpais translates to "The Badlands," fitting for the area with its rugged, difficult-to-navigate lava flows. Our record for this week is the original survey plat for Township 8 North Range 11 West of the New Mexico Principal Meridian. Read more in ArcGIS Story Maps.

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El Malpais National Monument
El Malpais National Monument