Salt River Valley (Geographic Keyword)

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Archaeological Survey and Testing Plan for the City of Phoenix Sixty-Seventh Avenue Water Transmission Main, Broadway to Baseline Roads, Maricopa County, Arizona (2003)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Tiffany C. Clark.

This report documents the results of an archaeological survey completed by Desert Archaeology, Inc. along a newly realigned portion of the City of Phoenix Sixty-seventh Avenue Water Transmission Main (WS85500147) in southwestern Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona. The work was requested by the Water Services Division of the City of Phoenix Street Transportation Department to determine whether any significant cultural remains are present within the redesigned portion of the water main route....


Archaeological Test Excavations at La Ciudad de los Hornos: The Casa Fiesta Location (1990)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Laurene G. Montero.

Archaeological test excavations have been conducted at a portion of La Ciudad de los Hornos (AZ U:9:71 (ASM)), a prehistoric multicomponent Hohokam village. The field work for this project, sponsored by AMCOR Investment Company, was undertaken during the fall of 1989 by Northland Research, Inc. pursuant to the proposed redevelopment of the Casa Fiesta trailer park. The Casa Fiesta project area consists of a 55-acre (22-ha), triangular lot. Archaeological testing consisted of cutting a series of...


Archaeological Testing Plan for Salt River Project Kyrene Expansion Project (2000)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Ellen C. Ruble.

This document presents an archaeological testing plan for the Salt River Project's Kyrene Expansion located in Tempe, Arizona. Prior to the construction a new generating station, Salt River Project has requested that archaeological testing be conducted. The purpose of testing is to determine if buried cultural resources are present, and, if they are found, to evaluate them in terms of their preservation, extent, and potential to yield information that can contribute to existing knowledge of the...


Archaeology in the City: A Hohokam Village in Phoenix Arizona (1986)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Michael H. Bartlett. Thomas M. Kolaz. David A. Gregory.

During 1982, 1983, and 1984, archaeologists from the Arizona State Museum at the University of Arizona excavated parts of Las Colinas that were to be affected by the construction of Interstate 10. This research, sponsored by the Arizona Department of Transportation in cooperation with the Federal Highways Administration, was accomplished in accordance with the federal and state laws that govern and protect our nation's cultural resources. By sponsoring the research at Las Colinas, these agencies...


The Beeline Archaeological Project (1990)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Richard W. Effland. Scott Fedick.

The Salt River Project (SRP) and Arizona Public Service Company (APS) constructed three transmission lines along a portion of the Beeline Highway on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community (SRPMIC). SRP proposed to build a new line that connects the Pinnacle Peak, Brandow, and Papago Buttes substations. At the same time, APS proposed to realign two existing transmission lines and move them out of the Salt River channel and onto the north terrace above the river. Prior to construction,...


Cultural Resources Overview for the Papago Park Planning Area (2016)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Soil Systems, Inc..

Cella Barr Associates contracted with Soil Systems, Inc. to prepare an overview of the cultural resources in the Papago Park planning area. A survey of pertinent literature and site record files was conducted and the results were summarized in this report. Recommendations for documentation and assessment of cultural resources within the park area conclude this report. A review of the archaeological and historical material encompassing the Papago Park planning area has revealed 20 archaeological...


Cultural Resources Survey for Two Proposed 230-kV Electrical Towers near First Street and Ash Avenue, Tempe, Maricopa County, Arizona (1998)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Scott Kwiatkowski.

At the request of the Salt River Project (SRP), Archaeological Research Services, Inc. (ARS), completed a Class III cultural resources survey at two small parcels that are the planned locations of two 230-kV power poles in downtown Tempe, Maricopa County, Arizona. SRP plans to lease these parcels from their current landowners/administrators: the Union Pacific Railroad, the City of Tempe, and the Arizona State Land Department. The state land part of the survey was completed under the authority of...


A Cultural Resources Survey of a 3 1/4 Mile Long Segment of the Proposed Outer Loop Freeway Along 99th Avenue Between McDowell Road and Camelback Road West of Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona (1989)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Ross S. Curtis.

In early February, 1989, Archaeological Research Services, Inc. completed an archaeological survey of a 3 1/4 mile long segment of the proposed Outer Loop Freeway along the 99th Avenue between McDowell Road and Camelback Road west of Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona. The 1114 acre survey parcel (17,160 ft north-south by 2640-3440 ft east-west) was evaluated as part of Arizona Department of Transportation Project 101L MA H0806 01D RAM-600-0-313. As a result of the field survey, two small...


The Early History of the Tempe Canal Company (1965)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Christine Lewis.

In 1892 Judge Joseph H. Kibbey, one of Arizona's illustrious pioneers, described the Salt River Valley before the settlers came as a desert, uninhabited except by jack rabbits, coyotes, and rattlesnakes. Its main vegetation was sagebrush and cactus. It was a level, fertile valley about fifteen miles wide, through which the Salt River flowed west for forty miles to its junction with the Gila. The Salt River was a fluctuating stream. Sometimes it was a raging torrent which flooded the level land...


HAER No. AZ-17 and AZ-30, Grand Canal and Crosscut Hydro Plant, North Side of Salt River, Tempe and Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona: Photographs, Written Historical and Descriptive Data, Reduced Copies of Drawings (1990)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Fred Andersen. Carol Noland.

Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) No. AZ-17 presents a written historical summary and relevant historical documentation about the construction and use of Grand Canal, which delivers water to users on the north side of the Salt River for agricultural, industrial, and municipal uses. Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) No. AZ-30 provides similar documentation about the construction and operation of the Crosscut Hydroelectric Plant, which sits at the head of Grand Canal and relies...


HAER No. AZ-20, Crosscut Steam Plant, Tempe, Maricopa County, Arizona: Photographs, Written Historical and Descriptive Data (1991)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Barbara Behan.

Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) No. AZ-20 presents a written historical summary and relevant historical documentation about the construction and use of the Crosscut Steam Plant, which provided the first non-hydroelectric power to Salt River Project customers in the Phoenix metropolitan area. The report contains a narrative description, photographs, drawings, and maps. The Crosscut Steam Plant facility is located in Tempe, AZ, near Mill Avenue and Washington Street on the north...


HAER No. AZ-24, Horseshoe Dam, Technical Report (1991)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Donald C. Jackson. Clayton B. Fraser.

This report provides a written narrative of the events leading to the construction of Horseshoe Dam on the Verde River, in Central Arizona. Horseshoe Dam was constructed between 1944 and 1946 by the Salt River Valley Water Users' Association and the Phelps Dodge Copper Company. The dam provides water storage for irrigation and domestic use.


HAER No. AZ-56: Written Historical and Descriptive Data: Photographs, Reduced Copies of Drawings for the Eastern Canal, South of the Salt River, Mesa/Gilbert Vicinity, Maricopa County, Arizona (2000)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Marc C. Campbell.

The Eastern Canal—so-called because of its geographic location—sits at the eastern edge of the Salt River Project (SRP) in central Arizona. Originating near Lindsay and McDowell roads in northeast Mesa, the Eastern today stretches 14.65 miles south from its head in the South Canal. Built between March and December 1909, the canal provides irrigation water for lands lying between it and the Consolidated Canal to the west, and it also serves as a vital source of domestic water for the Town of...


HAER No. AZ-8: Photographs, Written Historical, and Descriptive Data for the San Francisco Canal Between 40th Street and Weir Avenue and 36th Street and Roeser Roads, Maricopa County, Arizona (1986)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Jay C. Ziemann.

The San Francisco Canal was one of the first few operating irrigation ditches in the Salt River Valley. It was the only privately owned canal south of the Salt and after 1901, it was the principal water source for the seven thousand acre Bartlett-Heard Land and Cattle Company. The canal continues to serve residential Tempe. The San Francisco Canal originally had its head constructed on the south side of the Salt River approximately 1 mile below the milling town of Tempe, Arizona. The canal...


Historic American Engineering Record: Arizona Canal, North of the Salt River, Phoenix Vicinity, Maricopa County, Arizona (1991)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Shelly C. Dudley.

Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) No. AZ-19 presents a written historical summary and relevant historical documentation about the construction and use of the Arizona Canal, which provides irrigation waters to Phoenix's urban center on the north side of the Salt River and to the northern portions of the valley. The report contains a narrative description, photographs, drawings, and maps. The northernmost canal in the water distribution system of the Salt River Project, the Arizona...


Historic American Engineering Record: Crosscut Steam Plant, Tempe, Maricopa County, Arizona (1991)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Barbara Behan.

Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) No. AZ-20 presents a written historical summary and relevant historical documentation about the construction and use of the Crosscut Steam Plant, which provided the first non-hydroelectric power to Salt River Project customers in the Phoenix metropolitan area. The report contains a narrative description, photographs, drawings, and maps. The Crosscut Steam Plant facility is located in Tempe, AZ, near Mill Avenue and Washington Street on the north...


Historic American Engineering Record: Grand Canal and Crosscut Hydro Plant, North Side of Salt River, Tempe and Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona (1990)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Fred Andersen. Carol Noland.

Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) No. AZ-17 presents a written historical summary and relevant historical documentation about the construction and use of Grand Canal, which delivers water to users on the north side of the Salt River for agricultural, industrial, and municipal uses. Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) No. AZ-30 provides similar documentation about the construction and operation of the Crosscut Hydroelectric Plant, which sits at the head of Grand Canal and relies...


Historic American Engineering Record: Granite Reef Diversion Dam, Salt River, Mesa Vicinity, Maricopa County, Arizona (1998)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Tonia Woods Horton.

Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) No. AZ-51 presents a written historical summary and relevant historical documentation about the construction and use of Granite Reef Diversion Dam, which diverts Salt River water released from upstream storage dams into canal irrigation systems for agricultural, industrial, and municipal uses. The report contains a narrative description, photographs, drawings, and maps. The Granite Reef Diversion Dam is the principal structural mechanism by which...


Historic American Engineering Record: South Canal, South of the Salt River, Mesa Vicinity, Maricopa County, Arizona (1998)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Shelly C. Dudley.

Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) No. AZ-52 presents a written historical summary and relevant historical documentation about the construction and use of the South Canal, which delivers water to Mesa, Tempe, Chandler and other parts of the Salt River Valley south of the Salt River for agricultural, industrial, and municipal uses. The report contains a narrative description, photographs, drawings, and maps. The South Canal is the single, principal irrigation feature that delivers...


Historic American Engineering Record: Stewart Mountain Dam (1992)
DOCUMENT Full-Text FRASERdesign.

Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) No. AZ-12 presents a written historical summary and relevant historical documentation about the construction and use of Stewart Mountain Dam, a key component of the Salt River Project that provides water and power to the Phoenix Basin. The structure is also an important example of a radius arch dam designed using the trial load method. Stewart Mountain Dam is one of a series of dams that along with the earlier Roosevelt, Horse Mesa and Mormon Flat...


Hohokam Social Structure and Irrigation Management: The Ceramic Evidence from the Central Phoenix Basin (1994)
DOCUMENT Full-Text David R. Abbott.

The prehistoric Hohokam people of south-central Arizona are best known for their large and extensive irrigation works. However, just how the administration of the canal systems articulated with the organization of Hohokam society is an interesting and unresolved issue. In this study, substantial gains are made for reconstructing Hohokam social structure, the degree to which it was shaped by their irrigation economy, and the evolving interplay between hydraulic management and the pattern of...


Interactions with the Incorporeal in the Mississippian and Ancestral Puebloan Worlds (2014)
DOCUMENT Full-Text M Scott Thompson.

This research explores how people’s relationships with the spirits of the dead are embedded in political histories. It addresses the ways in which certain spirits were integral “inhabitants” of two social environments with disparate political traditions. Using the prehistoric mortuary record, I investigate the spirits and their involvement in socio-political affairs in the Prehispanic American Southeast and Southwest. Foremost, I construct a framework to characterize particular social...


Interactions with the Incorporeal in the Mississippian and Ancestral Puebloan Worlds
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This research explores how people’s relationships with the spirits of the dead are embedded in political histories. It addresses the ways in which certain spirits were integral “inhabitants” of two social environments with disparate political traditions. Using the prehistoric mortuary record, this study investigate the spirits and their involvement in socio-political affairs in the Prehispanic American Southeast and Southwest. Foremost, this research constructs a framework to characterize...


Investigations of the Baccharis Site and Extension Arizona Canal: Historic and Prehistoric Land Use Patterns in the Northern Salt River Valley (1988)
DOCUMENT Full-Text David H. Greenwald.

This report presents the results of intensive data recovery through excavation of an early pre-Classic Hohokam site and an in-depth archival study of historic features, including the Extension Arizona Canal. The project was sponsored by the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) with the Museum of Northern Arizona (MNA) serving as consultants to ADOT for these archaeological and historical studies. Field work was conducted during May and June, 1987. Investigations of the Baccharis site, a...


Los Guanacos: One Hundred Years Later, Recent Documentary and Archaeological Research Concerning a Prehistoric Hohokam Site First Investigated by the Hemenway Expedition of 1887 - 1888 (1988)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Judy Brunson. Scott L. Fedick.

Much current archaeological research into prehistoric Hohokam society deals with relationships among the variables of site size, types of architecture, chronological placement, and the development of the canal system through time. Unfortunately, an alarming number of Hohokam sites have been destroyed or severely altered during the last hundred years of agricultural and urban development in the Salt River Valley. Because of these losses, early historic descriptions of Hohokam sites are of vital...