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FOTW Quarterly Meeting
Aug. 24, 2015, 6:00 pm
Beaver Creek Adult Center
FOTW Board votes to dissolve
At our quarterly meeting held Aug. 24th, the Board voted to dissolve the group, but not untill the end of the year.
Montezuma Well is not really a well, but a limestone sinkhole sourced by subterranean springs. It was named for the Aztec Emperor, Montezuma II in 1864 by Texan soldiers on expedition from Fort Verde. It is doubtful that Montezuma was ever anywhere near the Well, but the name stuck.
The area is rich with archaeological finds referencing the numerous cultures to find their way to Montezuma Well. Some were just passing through on pilgrimage, others settled at this unique oasis in the desert. The Well, considered sacred to many, is still being used today by many Native American tribes for religious and ceremonial purposes.
Friends of the Well is an Arizona non-profit organization dedicated to the protection and preservation of Montezuma Well National Monument located in central Arizona just south of Sedona. Learn more about FOTW and our mission.
Please do not send memberships or donations.
This year Friends of the Well announced a scholarship for a Verde Valley Senior who intended to further their education in an ecology, or archaeology based college program. The winner of this scholarship is Bodie Holowell, a Camp Verde High School graduate.