Lake Charles: A Delightful Community

Chaco Culture Park (New Mexico, USA)

If you happen to be fascinated about Chaco Canyon Park in NM, is it possible to visit there from Lake Charles, LA? From the 9th to the 12th century CE, Chaco Canyon served as the center of an ancient civilisation in the San Juan Basin region of the American Southwest. Because of its connections to the Southwest's current native peoples, the Chacoan civilisation is a significant milestone in the history and development of an ancient culture known as the "Ancestral Puebloans". Chacoans built monumental public buildings that were unlike anything else in Ancient North America. They also managed to keep them unrivalled in size and complexity until the final end of history. This feat required extensive planning and social organization. These structures are perfectly aligned with the cardinal directions, the cyclical positions and sun/moon cycles. There is also a profusion of exotic trading objects found within these buildings. This shows that Chaco had a complex culture and strong spiritual connections to the natural world. The cultural that is extraordinary occurred at high altitudes in semi-arid deserts just like the Colorado Plateau. This is where survival can be difficult and the organization and planning required for long-term success was carried out without the aid of written languages. Many questions that are crucial Chacoan civilization are still unresolved, with evidence limited to the products and structures left behind.

Lake Charles, Louisiana is located in Calcasieu county, and includes a community of 156181, and is part of the greater Lake Charles-Jennings, LA metro area. The median age is 36.2, with 12% of the community under ten years old, 12.7% are between 10-19 years old, 16.