Knitted Wit - Alibates Flint Quarries National MonumentRegular price$35.00
Knitted Wit yarns are hand dyed in Portland, Oregon. We recommend hand washing to extend the life of your project. Always use cold water! Lay flat to dry.
- Manufacturer: Knitted Wit
- Collection: National Park
- Content: 80% Superwash Merino, 20% Nylon
- Weight: Fingering
- Needles: US 2-4
- Yards: 420
- Gauge: 24-32 sts = 4"
- Color: Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument
Where is it located?
In Northwestern Texas (the panhandle).
Whose land does it reside upon?
This was most recently the land of the Comanches, who ruled the plains from around 1700 through the late 1800s, when white colonizers pushed all indigenous peoples onto reservations. Prior to the Comanches, the Apache, the Antelope Creek Culture, and the early Woodland tribes made their home in what is now the Texas Panhandle.
When was it established?
August 21, 1965
About this park:
For thousands of years, people came to the red bluffs above the Canadian River for flint, vital to their existence. 13,000 years ago, this site was well-known by nomadic mammoth hunters, the Clovis people, as a source of flint for tools. Centuries passed, and nomadic hunters turned into more established communities, who formed quarries to dig up this valuable resource.
For more information:
NPS website: https://www.nps.gov/alfl/index.htm