June 17th Visitor Center Closed
The City of Rocks Visitor Center will be closed June 17th for inventory. For campground information contact Reserve America on-line at reserveamerica.com or by calling 888-922-6743.
Artifacts give us clues about the lives of the people who used them. This is especially important when trying to understand the lives of people who lived in ancient times. Preserving artifacts is the best way to record history. These artifacts are currently on display at the Visitor Center.
The original dates of use for the JR brand are unknown at this time. Ranchers brand their cattle to prevent theft and for identification during sorting. Several ranches use the same pastures and need to be able to separate their cattle to bring them to market.
Blown Glass Bottles
The green bottle (1865-1890) was produced by blowing glass into a two piece mold and finished with an applied lip. The contents of this large bottle may have been soda water.
The blue bottle, made by the American Bottle Company in Chicago, Illinois, was manufactured by blowing glass into a post mold with a tooled lip. This bottle was made betweekn 1905 and 1916, and probably contained beer or soda water.
Did You Know?
The uplifted and eroded rocks at City of Rocks National Reserve are like an open window into the earth where visitor and scientist can view tectonic events that raised the mountainous interior of the western United States, and the weather that shapes the current landscape.