Arizona State Parks Reports and Documentation

Part of: Arizona State Parks Digital Archive

This collection contains a wide variety of report types pertinent to Arizona State Parks' properties. Document types include site stabilization reports, site evaluation or survey reports, expert consultations, ground disturbance monitoring, excavation reports, architectural documentation or survey, heritage management plans and evaluations, historic background research, and inventory and records searches.


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  • AAS Homolovi Stabilization Project Scope of Work (2010)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text E. Charles Adams. Jim Britton.

    Due to State budget issues, Homol'ovi Ruins State Park, created in 1986 to preserve four ancestral Hopi villages, has been closed. Having concern there may not be any future maintenance done on the exposed structures; Ron Robinson, Chair, Arizona Archaeological Society (AAS) suggested in a meeting at Homolovi on March 18 that perhaps the AAS could organize a stabilization team to help preserve the ruins, utilizing members with recognized expertise and experience in this type of work. (In...

  • Additional Archaeological Testing at Site AZ EE:9:91, Patagonia Lake State Park, Southern Arizona (1981)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Jon S. Czaplicki.

    Archaeological testing was conducted at site AZ EE:9:91 at Patagonia Lake State Park from 28 through 30 October 1981. This work, done under contract to Arizona State Parks under Arizona State Museum {ASM) permit 81-23, was to supplement similar investigation carried out by ASH personnel at AZ EE:9:91 on 8 and 9 June 1981. The testing crew consisted of Annick George, Carol McCarthy, James Mayberry, and Jon S. Czaplicki. Earlier testing involved backhoe excavation of four trenches to determine...

  • Analysis of Historic Artifacts and Faunal Material From Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park (1999)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Karolyn Jackman Jensen. Margaret Glass.

    Cathy Johnson of Arizona State Parks asked Archaeological Consulting Services, Ltd. (ACS) to analyze historic material recovered from salvage excavations at the Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park (AZ X:6:90(ASM)), which was used from 1876 to 1909. The artifacts were unexpectedly encountered during the demolition of a deteriorating adobe wall. This wall will be replaced by a reproduction of the original 18-ft walls that enclosed the old prison yard. Most of the artifacts were recovered...

  • Archaeological Clearance Survey for Proposed Boundary Fencing at Sonoita Creek Natural Area Park, Santa Cruz County, Arizona (1994)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Laurene G. Montero.

    This report presents the results of a Class III archaeological survey at Sonoita Creek State Natural Area Park, Santa Cruz County, Arizona. The survey was conducted to obtain cultural resources clearance for the installation of boundary fencing on the western side of the park. The area surveyed is on land owned by the Arizona State Parks Board (ASPB), which borders private land. Proposed fencing will extend approximately 5.7 miles across the circuitous western park boundary. Four-strand barbed...

  • Archaeological Clearance Survey for Segment of Proposed Arizona Trail within Oracle State Park, Pinal County, Arizona (1994)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Laurene G. Montero.

    This report presents the results of a Class III archaeological survey for a proposed hiking/equestrian trail that is within the Oracle Center for Environmental Education State Park, Arizona. The area surveyed is on land owned by the Arizona State Parks Board (ASPB). Survey was conducted to obtain cultural resources clearance for construction of an approximately 5 3/4-mile segment of the proposed Arizona Trail. In entirety, the Arizona Trail will be over 700 miles, originating in Mexico and...

  • The Archaeological Conservancy Monitoring at Fence Post Locations for the Fence Repair and Replacement Project at the Barrio de Tubac Archaeological Preserve, Santa Cruz County, Arizona (2006)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Steve Koczan.

    The Barrio de Tubac, Santa Cruz County, Arizona, is an archaeological preserve owned and managed by The Archaeological Conservancy (TAC). The Tubac settlement and town site are included in the National Register of Historic Places. The Barrio de Tubac is also included in the National Register of Historic Places. On June 5, 2006, Steve Koczan from TAC monitored the digging of 13 holes for fence posts at corners and braces that were needed to repair and replace portions of the fence at the...

  • The Archaeological Conservancy Site Survey, Feature Documentation, Cultural Resources Map Update, and Stabilization at Barrio de Tubac, Santa Cruz County, Arizona (2002)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Steve Koczan.

    The Barrio de Tubac, Santa Cruz County, Arizona, is an archaeological preserve owned and managed by The Archaeological Conservancy (TAC). The Tubac settlement and townsite are included in the National Register of Historic Places. The Barrio de Tubac is eligible for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places and a nomination form is being prepared. On February 27 and 28, 2002, Steve Koczan from TAC and Barbara Ruppman and Philip Halpenny from the Tubac Historical Society completed...

  • Archaeological Data Recovery for Tonto Natural Bridge State Park Design of Access Roads: Preliminary Summary of Findings (1994)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text J. Simon Bruder.

    The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) is planning to undertake construction associated with the design of access roads and parking areas for the Tonto Natural Bridge State Park. Areas where ground disturbance will occur include (1) existing and new roads and parking areas within the park; (2) the access road across the Tonto National Forest, which will be upgraded, and (3) an area south of the Forest access road where a stock tank will be installed. Five archaeological sites that...

  • An Archaeological Evaluation of Architectural Detail at the Yuma Quatermaster Depot Officer's Quarters and Kitchen Buildings, Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park, Yuma, Arizona (1989)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Lyle E. Stone.

    On May 26, 1989, Archaeological Research Services, Inc. completed archaeological test excavations at the existing Officer's Quarters and Kitchen buildings at the Yuma Quartermaster Depot, Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park, in Yuma, Yuma County, Arizona. These investigations for Gerald A. Doyle and Associates exposed the east wall, granite masonry foundations for each of the historic buildings. Test data will be applied to planning the restoration of the two buildings.

  • Archaeological Fieldwork at Creswell Pueblo (AZ J:14:282 ASM) 2006 Field Season (2007)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Lisa C. Young.

    Between June 9 and July 14, 2006, excavations were undertaken at Creswell Pueblo (AZ J:14:282), a site on an Archaeological Conservancy preserve (the Creswell Ranch Archaeological District) within the boundaries of the Homolovi Ruins State Park in northeastern Arizona. Permission for this fieldwork was given by the Archaeological Conservancy, the land owner. This archaeological fieldwork was part of a larger program, called the Homol'ovi Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (HUROP),...

  • An Archaeological Investigation into a Partial Cleanup of the Historic Ranch Site (E:3:22) at the Kartchner Caverns State Park, Benson, Arizona (2007)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Michael W. Woods.

    The purpose of this study is to determine if the removal of large, rusty metal objects (and several plastic ones) can be done without serious impacts to the historic archaeological site.

  • An Archaeological Investigation into the McGrew Springs Parcel at Kartchner Caverns State Park, Benson, Arizona (2007)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Michael W. Woods.

    Arizona State Parks condemned and purchased the McGrew Springs parcel in 2004. As stewards of this 160-acre parcel A.S.P. Kartchner Caverns would like to install a wildland fence on the north, east and west boundaries of this land to protect the entire parcel, including the perennial spring. An archaeological survey was requested to determine if any cultural resources will be impacted where the perimeter fence is going to be installed.

  • Archaeological Investigations at McFarland State Historical Park, Florence, Arizona (1979)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Lyle M. Stone.

    In 1975, the Arizona State Parks Board acquired a portion of lot 38 within the Town of Florence, Pinal County, Arizona. This lot, located north of Fifth Street between Granite Street on the west and Main Street on the east, is adjacent to the north side of McFarland State Historical Park (Figure 1). The State Park is located on lot 67 and includes the restored 1877-1878 first Pinal County Courthouse. Lot 38 is now a part of the park property and it has been proposed that a new archives building...

  • Archaeological Monitoring and Surface Collection at Two Sites in Tonto Natural Bridge State Park, Gila County, Arizona (1991)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text JoAnn E. Kisselburg. Kim Adams. Walter Punzmann. Barbara S. Macnider.

    Archaeological Consulting Services, Ltd. (ACS) monitored blading and trenching activities in the Tonto Natural Bridge State Park. The monitoring, which included surface artifact collection, was conducted to mitigate the impacts to cultural resources by the construction of a parking lot and the installation of underground utility lines. The work was completed under archaeological permit 91-18 issued by the Arizona state Museum. This survey identified a moderately dense lithic scatter in the...

  • Archaeological Monitoring for a Subsurface Electricity Line and Guard Rail Footings at Yuma Territorial State Historic Park (1992)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Laurene G. Montero.

    Arizona State Parks has completed archaeological monitoring for excavations associated with park improvements at Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park, Yuma, Arizona. Excavations consisted of footings for a guard rail and a trench for an electricity line. Monitoring was conducted on Wednesday and Thursday, September 16 and 17, and Tuesday, November 10, 1992, by Laurene G. Montero, Archaeologist for Arizona State Parks. This work was accomplished pursuant to ARS 41-861 through 41-864 of the...

  • Archaeological Site Mapping at Coal Mine Spring, Sonoita Creek State Natural Area (AZSP), April 2010 (2010)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Jeremy Moss.

    In April, 2010 a partnership between Sonoita Creek State Natural Area (SNA) and the National Park Service (Tumacacori National Historical Park) began when the manager of Sonoita Creek SNA, Jennifer Parks, approached me about conducting an archaeological survey of the new Coal Mine Spring addition north northwest of Lake Patagonia. The Coal Mine Spring area of Sonoita Creek State Natural Area had not been previously surveyed for archaeological sites. The total addition covers over 4,000 acres, so...

  • Archaeological Survey in Catalina State Park with a Focus on the Romero Ruin (1987)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Mark D. Elson. William H. Doelle.

    Catalina State Park is situated approximately 22 km (14 miles) north of Tucson, Arizona. Within this beautiful and pristine desert area lie a large number of relatively undisturbed archaeological sites. The park has witnessed a long and varied history. Sometime after 5000 B.C. Archaic period hunters and gatherers first roamed through the park area in their search for game and edible plants. During the following Hohokam period the park area was intensively occupied. A wide range of sites are...

  • Archaeological Survey of Flood Damaged Roads in Homolovi Ruins State Park Navajo County, Arizona (1994)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Laurene G. Montero.

    This report presents the results of a Level III cultural resources survey of three roadways within Homolovi Ruins State Park. These dirt roads were damaged by storms and flooding of the Little Colorado River in the winter of 1993. Although the roads were previously surveyed as part of an intensive reconnaissance of the park by the Homolovi Research Program and no significant cultural resources were identified, additional survey was determined necessary to evaluate the flood damage and whether...

  • An Archaeological Survey of the Santa Cruz River Valley from the Headwaters to the Town of Tubac in Arizona (1941)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Edward Bridge Danson.

    The Santa Cruz River is located in south-central Arizona in the Santa Cruz and Pima Counties. A short stretch of the rivers lies in northern Sonora and forms a big horseshoe bend as the river cuts across the foot of the Patagonia Mountains from the San Rafael Valley into the Santa Cruz Valley proper. In the San Rafael Valley, where the headwaters of the river are found, the Santa Cruz passes few towns or villages. The first one is Lochiel, a small cluster of houses on the International...

  • Archaeological Test Excavations at the Quartermaster Building, Yuma Depot, Yuma Territorial Prison State Park, Yuma, Arizona (1980)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Lyle M. Stone.

    On October 2, 1980, Lyle M. Stone of Archaeological Research Services performed limited test excavations at the existing quartermaster building of the 1864-1885 Yuma Depot, now a part of Yuma Territorial Prison State Park, Yuma, Arizona. This project was authorized by Gerald A. Doyle and Associates, A.l.A. and was performed under the conditions of an Arizona antiquities permit (No. 80-13) issued by the Arizona State Museum to Archaeological Research Services on August 13, 1980. Doyle and...

  • Archaeological Testing at the Romero Ruin: Part 2 (1993)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Deborah L. Swartz.

    Limited archaeological testing was conducted at the Romero Ruin, AZ BB:9:1 (ASM), during the spring of 1993 by archaeologists from the Center for Desert Archaeology. The site is a large prehistoric Hohokam village with an overlying historic component, located in Catalina State Park approximately 10 miles north of Tucson, Arizona. The purpose of the testing program was threefold: 1) to expose archaeological features along the interpretive trail prior to the features' being stabilized, 2) to...

  • Archaeological Testing of Site AZ EE:9:91, Patagonia Lake State Park, South-Central Arizona (1981)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Kurt Dongoske.

    On June 8 and 9, 1981, Richard Ervin, Annick George, and Kurt Dongoske of the Arizona State Museum, Cultural Resource Management Section, conducted archaeological testing at AZ EE:9:91 (ASH). This work was done under contract with the Arizona State Parks (P.O. #S-81-02). Testing of AZ EE:9:91 was carried out to better determine the nature and extent of the site, and to aid in determining what impacts proposed campground development might have upon the site. The site is at an elevation of...

  • The Archaeology of Alamo Lake, Arizona: A Cultural Resources Sample Survey (1988)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text David A. Gregory.

    During July and August of 1987, Statistical Research conducted a cultural resources survey of approximately 2400, acres, located in and around Alamo Dam and Reservoir and within the property administered by the Los Angeles District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. During the survey.,44 archaeological sites and eight isolated, non-site occurrences of cultural materials were discovered and recorded. Other environmental data relevant to the interpretation of cultural resources within the study area...

  • Architectural Assessment: Fort Verde State Historic Park (1992)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Robert Munson. Nora Graf. Jeff Moore. Terri Leverton.

    Fort Verde State Historic Park provides a vivid glimpse into post Civil War garrison life on the frontier. Though only four of the Fort buildings remain, staff have achieved a forceful interpretation of the history of the Fort, and, more importantly, a clear and present sense of the soldiers who served a portion of their lives there. The Park is unusual amongst historic site museums in the degree to which aggressive research and documentation is woven through exhibits. The results of this...

  • Arizona Archaeological Society Stabilization Project at Homol'ovi I & II Part 1: Introduction & Homol'ovi II (2012)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text E. Charles Adams. Jim Britton.

    The primary interpretive site open to the public at Homol'ovi State Park (the Park) is Homol'ovi II. To enhance the visitors experience and understanding of what they are seeing, one large Kiva (structure 708) and five rooms and an outside activity area (structures 211, 212, 215, 216, 217, and 221) were excavated and previously stabilized. The Park's interpretive trail and signage lead the visitor to these areas and provide information. These areas have been impacted by visitation and weathering...

  • Arizona Archaeological Society Stabilization Project at Homol'ovi I & II Part 2: Homol'ovi I (2012)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Jim Britton. E. Charles Adams.

    Stabilization work on Room I, 27 wall tops, and several erosional channels over Room Block 300 on the south face of the North Pueblo was begun in May 2011 and completed in September 2011 by members of the Arizona Archaeological Society under the direction of Jim Britton.

  • Chevelon Ruin (AZ P:2:11 [ASM]) Mapping Project (2002)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text E. Charles Adams.

    From July 1-11, 2002, staff, students, and volunteers with the Homol'ovi Research Program, Arizona State Museum, the University of Arizona traced and mapped wall alignments at Chevelon Ruin (AZ P:2: 11 [ASM]). Outlines to a total of 67 rooms comprising most of two of the seven room blocks at Chevelon were documented. These data will be used to develop an excavation strategy for fieldwork at Chevelon over the next three summers. Sixty-two of the documented rooms came from Room Block 200 (RB200)...

  • Class III Cultural Resource Survey for the Yuma West Wetlands Mitigation Project Yuma County, Arizona (1999)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Carol Telles.

    The Yuma West Wetlands Mitigation Project (YWWMP) is part of the Yuma Riverfront Task Force, which was established in the mid-1990's to develop projects to reclaim the river front. This is one of several projects planned along the river front. Reclamation has entered into a grant agreement with the City of Yuma (Yuma) for construction of the YWWMP. The current project consists of an upper terrace (approximately 80 acres) and a lower terrace (approximately 40 acres). The upper terrace is located...

  • A Class III Cultural Resources Survey of 7.58 Acres for Campground Improvements at the Lost Dutchman State Park, Apache Junction, Pinal County, Arizona (2013)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Sophia Kelly.

    Arizona State Parks Development plans to install a new camping area at Lost Dutchman State Park north of Apache Junction in Pinal County, Arizona. The proposed camping area is located in the southeastern section of the park off an existing paved road. The Area of Potential Effect (APE) for the camping area construction project is approximately 7.58 acres. Because the parcel is on state land, a cultural resources inventory must be completed before construction can proceed pursuant to Arizona...

  • Cultural Resource Clearance Survey: Archaeological Survey for Boat Camp Improvements at Lake Havasu and Cattail Cove State Parks, Mohave County, Arizona (1993)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Laurene G. Montero.

    This report presents the results of a Class III cultural resources survey of 41 areas along the east coast of Lake Havasu in Mohave County, Arizona. The survey areas are all on land owned by the United States Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management (BLM), leased to the Arizona State Parks Board (ASPB). This survey was conducted to obtain cultural resources clearance for a project designed to develop new camp sites and improve existing campsites for boaters enjoying the resources of...

  • A Cultural Resources Survey for Improvements at the Yuma Territorial Prison State Park, Yuma County, Arizona (2000)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Karolyn J. Jackman.

    The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) proposes to improve a parking lot at the Yuma Territorial Prison State Park. The prison is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The construction will involve resurfacing the existing blacktop, placing gravel over a dirt parking area, widening a road to add parking spaces, and removing a 1949 sidewalk near the picnic area. Under their on-call contract with ADOT, Kimley-Hom & Associates, Inc., requested Archaeological Consulting...

  • Cultural Resources Survey of a Portion of Dead Horse Ranch State Park, and a Proposed Alignment for a New Access Road in Yavapai County, Arizona (1991)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text M. Zyniecki. Thomas N. Motsinger.

    An archaeological survey of a portion of Dead Horse Ranch State Park, Yavapai County, Arizona, was completed for the Arizona Department of Transportation and Arizona State Parks by SWCA, Inc., Environmental Consultants, under contract to Entranco Engineers, Inc., in July 1990. The project was undertaken for a proposed new access road to the park and a bridge across the Verde River as well as for proposed improvements within the park. Sites AZ N:4:18 (ASM) and AZ N:4:31 (ASM) had been formally...

  • Data Recovery at Four Sites in Dead Horse Ranch State Park, Yavapai County, Arizona (1996)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Karolyn Jackman Jensen. Barbara S. MacNider. Mac McDonnell. Jerryll Moreno. John Rapp. Teresa L. Hoffman.

    A data recovery program was completed at four archaeological sites (AZ N:4:37 [NA 25,511], N:4:65 [NA 25,512], N:4:66 [NA 25,513], and N:4:68(ASM) [NA 25,514]) by Archaeological Consulting Services, Ltd. (ACS) for the Phase 3 Roadway Improvement Project (North Campground Facilities) at Dead Horse Ranch State Park (Park) (Figure 1.1). This program represents the last of a series of mitigation actions conducted for an undertaking sponsored by the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) and...

  • Dead Horse Ranch State Park: An Archeological Overview (1988)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Timothy J. Price.

    On February 27, 1974, the Arizona State Parks Board adopted a Master Plan for Dead Horse State Ranch. The park covers some 320 acres. Though the proposed development plan has been altered on several occasions, it has included the construction of three man-made lakes for public fishing, the preservation of natural wildlife habitats and archaeological sites with appropriate interpretive programs, as well as the creation of hiking trails to afford recreational opportunities. Camping areas with...

  • Excavation of Sidewalk at Tombstone Courthouse (1988)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Hollis Cook.

    As part of an ongoing effort to bury the utility lines at Tombstone Courthouse State Park, helping to recreate the 1800's aesthetics, in April of 1988 a trench for a telephone line conduit was dug (east to west) in the northeast yard at the Courthouse. Located four feet N.E. of the corner of the east wing, the trench encountered what appeared to be possible (although rather small) flagstone pavers. The stones were not broken by the construction and were placed in position to await further...

  • An Experiment in Removing Spray Paint Graffiti from Hohokam Rock Art with Graffiti-B-Gone (1997)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Todd W. Bostwick. J. Claire Dean.

    In December 1994, an Arizona Site Steward notified the Phoenix City Archaeologist that a major rock art panel in South Mountain Park had been spray painted with graffiti. At least 700 years old, this Hohokam petroglyph panel is located on a dense, patinated, granodiorite boulder near a city street at the northern edge of the park's boundary. Spray paint graffiti had previously been placed on city structures along the street, as well as on several petroglyph boulders within the park, but this act...

  • Fish Canyon Survey (1988)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Bruce B. Huckell. Tim Rollins. M. M. Farrell. Mark M. South. Barbara Murphy. Ronald Beckwith.

    An archaeological survey of slightly more than 1.25 square miles (approximately 840 acres) of land located at the eastern edge of the Coronado National Forest (Nogales Ranger District) approximately 4.2 miles northwest of Sonoita has been performed by the Cultural Resource Management Division (CRMD) of the Arizona State Museum. The survey was done at the request of Genesis Real Estate and Development, Incorporated, as part of a proposed land exchange with the Coronado National Forest.

  • Historic Resources Inventory and Report of Tombstone, Arizona (1996)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Johns & Strittmatter Inc..

    Four sets of mountains can be seen from Tombstone; the Dragoon Mountains to the northeast, the Mule Mountains to the southeast, the Huachucas to the southwest and Whetstones to the northwest. From these mountains, rivulets form an alluvial plain and feed into the San Pedro River. The San Pedro originates in Sonora, Mexico from a point, Casa de San Pedro, in the Sierra Madre Occidental. The river then flows north to feed the Gila which in tum joins the Colorado at Yuma Crossing; the Colorado then...

  • Homolovi IV Eathquake/Rock Fall Damage (2003)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Uploaded by: Brittany Clark

    On November 23, 2003 Doug Gann, an archaeologist who had worked with the Arizona State Museum Homolovi Project reported to the Homolovi Ruins State Park staff an incident at Homolovi IV on the west side where a large sandstone boulder (estimated at 7 x 5 x 3 meters and 260 tons) recently slid down from the top of the mesa. The boulder slid down ~ 13 meters, turned 90 degrees towards the south and dug down ~1 meter into the soil disturbing an area ~ 15 x 7 meters. This caused the exposure of a...

  • A Record of a Portion of the Yuma/California Main Canal and the Yuma Valley Railroad (2009)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Sarah Stringer-Bowsher, M. A..

    The Yuma Irrigation Project (YIP) was an early and essential Reclamation project in the Southwest, and the Yuma/California Main Canal and the Yuma Valley Railroad were important contributors to the success of the YIP and the early development of Yuma, Arizona. Construction on the YIP began shortly after a new federal agency - United States Reclamation Service - had been given authority to reclaim arid and semi-arid lands in the West in 1902. In only a couple of decades, the YIP infrastructure...

  • A Report Concerning Archaeological Monitoring of a Utilities Trench Undertaken at Tubac Presidio State Historic Park (ARIZ:DD:8:33) March, 1992 (1992)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Jack S. Williams.

    During March of 1992 a small scale investigation involving archaeological monitoring was undertaken in connection with the creation of a utility trench in an area located between the Captain 's House and the post chapel at the Presidio of Tubac site. The work conducted included monitoring of the excavation of the trench and the creation of a series of profile drawings of the stratigraphy exposed. Because of rainy conditions a collection of artifacts was made from the soils disturbed by earth...

  • Report on the Recovery of Human Skeletal Material from the Picacho Pass Battle Marker, Arizona (1975)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Walter H. Birkby, Ph.D..

    On or about May 19, 1975, the Arizona State Museum was informed by Mr. Alan Gross of the State Parks System that the monument commemorating the Union dead at the Battle of Picacho Pass had been moved from its original location. Further, that while excavations for this removal were being conducted (either by the Parks personnel or the Tucson firm employed for the removal), allegedly human skeletal remains were uncovered beneath the monument. The ASM was requested to investigate and to remove the...

  • Results of Archaeological Testing at the Proposed New Lagoon Site/Borrow Pit in Dead Horse Ranch State Park Yavapai County, Arizona (1991)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text M. Zyniecki.

    An archaeological testing program was conducted at the proposed new lagoon site/borrow pit in Dead Horse Ranch State Park. The project was undertaken by SWCA, Inc., Environmental Consultants, under contract to Entranco Engineers, Inc. and was sponsored by the Arizona Department of Transportation and Arizona State Parks. The area tested was 33,910 m² (8.4 ac.). Twenty-eight systematically located backhoe trenches and two judgmentally placed backhoe trenches were excavated. Sixteen artifacts were...

  • Riordan State Historic Park Architectural Assessment (1991)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Kathleen Hoeft. Gary Long.

    Riordan State Historic Park is a rare and special place, a splendid building of the craftsman style housing an equally splendid collection of craftsman furnishings. The architectural assessment of the Park is a companion to the collections assessment by Nancy Odegaard of the Arizona State Museum and was made by Kathleen Hoeft and Gary Long, Long Hoeft Architects, with the assistance of John Marvin, Park Manager, and Larry Busby, Assistant Park Manager on 26-27 September 1991. The Riordan...

  • Salvage Excavations in the New Yard at Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park, Yuma, Yuma County, Arizona (1999)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Karolyn Jackman Jensen. Margaret Glass. Catherine Johnson.

    In 1993 Arizona State Parks received an Arizona Heritage Fund/State Historic Preservation Office grant to rebuild the historic wall that originally surrounded the New Yard at Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park(AZ X:6:90(ASM)). The project entailed removing a reconstructed adobe wall and replicating the original adobe wall, which was originally built by the prisoners in 1900. Although a previous archaeology survey noted that subsurface cultural remains may be present surface indications...

  • The Slide Rock State Park, Sedona, Arizona: A Conservation Survey Report: Collections Assessment with Exhibit Assessment Supplement (2002)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Nancy Odegaard, PhD.

    On May 24, 2002, a General Conservation Assessment Survey and exhibits survey was undertaken to determine the conservation needs for the collections at the Slide Rock State Park (SRSP). The Heritage Preservation awarded the survey with funding from the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The Conservation Assessment Program (CAP) included a one-day, on-site visit by a collections conservator with an exhibits planner/designer, and a separate visit by an architect familiar with...

  • Stabilization at the Romero Ruin (AZ BB:9:1 [ASM]) (1993)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text S. Adrian White.

    In March and April 1993, a preservation/stabilization assessment plan was developed and subsequent stabilization of the Romero Ruin (AZ BB:9:1 [ASM]) was conducted by Soil Systems, Inc. (SSI) under contract to the Center for Desert Archaeology and Catalina State Park. The architectural recording forms were completed in conjunction with minimal excavation from April 5 through April 23. The actual stabilization occurred from May 3 through May 14. The Romero Ruin is a Hohokam site with an...

  • Structural Investigation: San Rafael Ranch State Park, Lochiel, Arizona (2002)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text KPFF Consulting Engineers.

    The report contains findings from a structural engineering investigation of the San Rafael Ranch State Park, Lochiel, AZ. The review is prepared for Arizona State Parks in order to assess the structural condition of the Ranch House, especially the porch, cursory review of the other dilapidated buildings on site, and recommend any further analysis and/or investigations required.

  • Tonto Natural Bridge State Park Improvements (2006)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Daniel Garcia.

    The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) and Arizona State Parks (ASP) are planning improvements to the access road and parking areas at Tonto Natural Bridge State Park (TNBSP), north of Payson, Gila County, Arizona. The presently-planned improvements, which are being designed by AMEC, include the construction of a new parking area (the ramada parking area) and the widening of the existing office service road to accommodate an additional parking area (the office parking area). The planned...

  • Trail Survey of Specific Areas of Patagonia Lake State Park, Sonoita Creek State Natural Area, Santa Cruz County, Arizona (2003)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Catherine B. Johnson.

    Arizona State Parks proposes to add several hiking and equestrian trails in Patagonia Lake State Park that will also lead to the Sonoita Creek State Natural Area, in Santa Cruz County, Arizona. The land surveyed is partially owned by Arizona State Parks with other areas leased from the Arizona State Land Department. This report represents the results of a Class III cultural resources survey completed under ASM Blanket Permit #2001-22bl. Included is a resurvey of a proposed trail segment that...

  • Trip Report: An Initial Assessment of the Presence of Archaeological Resources Near Springs in the Coal Mine Spring Addition, Sonoita Creek State Natural Area, AZ State Parks (2010)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Jeremy Moss. Jennifer Parks. Bill Cox.

    The purpose of the site visit was to assess the presence and nature of archaeological sites near springs in the new addition to the Natural Area. This was not a systematic survey hut a quick check of the area surrounding three springs; Coal Mine Spring, George Wise Spring, and Matachin Spring. We spent over an hour at each spring. This initial site visit was useful for understanding the potential for buried cultural remains, geomorphological/erosion Issues, and other factors that may affect the...

  • Tubac Presidio State Historic Park Parking Lot Construction Archaeological Monitoring Report (A.D.O.T. Roadway Improvement Program) (1995)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Michael Freisinger.

    On September 11, 1995, construction of the parking lot at Tubac Presidio State Historic Park began west of the schoolhouse. The project area is located in the SE 1/4 of the SE 1/4 of Section 7, Township 21 South, Range 13 East. The Presido has been assigned site # AZ DD:8:33 ASM and the schoolhouse AZ DD:8:10 ASM. On September 11, 12, 13 and 18 archaeological monitoring was carried out during 1) grading, cutting and filling of the parking lot area, 2) excavation and capping of two wells, 3)...

  • Tubac School at Tubac Presidio State Park Preliminary Architectural Evaluation and Recommendations for Use (1985)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Gerald A. Doyle & Associates.

    The Tubac School, one of the several elements comprising the Tubac Presidio State Park, was constructed in 1885 and is one of the earliest American public schools established in what was then the Territory of Arizona. Although no significant historical events are yet associated with the Tubac School, and many other Territorial buildings are of greater architectural interest, the School is an unusually well-preserved example of 19th Century one-room, rural schools. Today the building consists...

  • Vertebrate and Invertebrate Paleontological Remains: San Rafael Ranch State Park, Arizona State Parks (2001)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Jim I. Mead. Harold D. Dyer.

    Arizona State Parks (ASP) required the assessment of bones found exposed along the arroyo cut of the San Pedro River in San Rafael Valley, Santa Cruz County, southeastern Arizona. These remains held potential of being: 1) modern cattle (Bos) remains; 2) Spanish-age cattle (Bos); 3) Holocene-age Bison; or 4) Rancholabrean-age (> 11,000 B.P.) Bison or other large ungulate remains. This was the initial reason to enter lands held by San Rafael Ranch State Park (SRRSP). Cathy Johnson (ASP) contacted...

  • Yuma City River Park/Yuma Territorial Prison Historic Trash Dump Site (2001)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Michael A. Freisinger.

    A historic trash dump site was discovered by the City of Yuma while excavating a handicap access sidewalk for a washroom facility building below the Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park and a City River Park. The excavation area is partially on City property and State Land (Arizona State Parks). The area of concern is in a recently excavated cut-bank containing historic trash; large mammal bones (cow), glass, metal, porcelain, and ceramics. Approximately 10-15 artifacts and 50+ bones and...

  • Yuma Crossing and Associated Sites National Historic Landmark: An Archaeological Perspective (1983)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Lyle M. Stone.

    This is a partial document containing only the portion of the full report relating to the water facility. A water facility, including a water storage tank and a pumphouse had been constructed at the Quartermaster Depot by 1869. The water tank, a stone masonry building approximately 34 ft east-west by 22 ft north- south in size, exists at present and is owned by the State of Arizona. The pumphouse or enginehouse, located to the north of the tank just above the Colorado River, was present in...

  • Yuma Wall Stabilization, Yuma Territorial State Prison, Arizona (1981)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Donald E. Surface.

    The State Parks Board and department personnel have expressed the desirablility of developing a wall finish over the existing caliche material that could achieve the texture and color of the original white plaster used in the early 1900s. Previous work with cast-in-place concrete on a similar wall in the New Yard area was completed at a cost of $25.00 to $32.00 per square foot of wall face. A built-up roof frame was also considered in this report. Due to the natural appearance of the other...