A Rock and a Mexican Hat
This travel souvenir from the United States can make your kitchen more celebratory. This Mexican hat represents part of that, as it is frequently associated with happiness and joyous times. And Mexico is almost part of the American culture. It is no wonder as many citizens of that country have been migrating for decades to the United States providing the American culture with the fiesta mood. Well, the Mexican Hat also is a rock formation in Utah formed by the action of erosion over millions of years. This rock gives its name to the adjoining community that is home to barely one hundred inhabitants. The Mexican Hat rock is just over them. The town is near Monument Valley, Bluff Utah and Four Corners and travelers will enjoy driving in this town, as the views from US Route 163 are just spectacular. The community lies by the San Juan River, which joins Colorado River and gets to Lake Powell where there is a huge dam.
Mexican Hat in Historical Perspective
The Spanish conquistadores first explored this region. It was the first half of the Sixteenth century when Francisco Vasquez de Coronado arrived in these lands searching the mythical Seven Cities of Gold. Later, priests traveled in this region, which the Spanish colonizers never colonized. In the first half of the Nineteenth century, Mexican Hat was part of Mexico and after the Mexican War it became part of the United States. All in all, this is a great travel souvenir to take back home.