Meteor Crater, Winslow, Arizona
Tribute by Jeffrey Sward
 
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Under private ownership is Meteor Crater and its attraction near Winslow, Arizona.

Approximately 50,000 years ago, an iron-nickel meteorite estimated to have been about 150 feet across and weighing several hundred thousand tons, struck the plains of Arizona.  The explosive force was greater than twenty million tons of TNT.  The resulting crater is approximately three-quarters of a mile in diameter and 490 feet deep.  Over 175 million tons of limestone and sandstone were dislodged into a debris field extending over a mile. 

The meteor crater attraction also houses the American Astronaut Wall of Fame.

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