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Historical Archaeological Investigations at Dam Construction Camps in Central Arizona: Second Annual Report

Author(s): A. E. Rogge ; Cindy L. Myers

Year: 1988

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In June 1986, the Bureau of Reclamation awarded a three year contract for historical archaeological studies as part of the mitigation program for the Central Arizona Project's Regulatory Storage Division, designated as Plan 6. This study focuses on reconstructing the social history of the workers and their families who lived in several temporary dam construction camps dating from the 1890s to 1940s. The first chapter discusses experience in managing the study during the second year of the project and outlines plans for the third and final year. Chapters 2 and 3 present the results of supplemental archaeological survey at the northern end of the New Waddell Dam locale. Chapter 2 describes homestead and ranch sites, and Chapter 3 discusses the Humbug Creek hydraulic mining complex. Chapters 4, 5, and 6 present historical, sociological and archaeological perspectives, respectively, of the Roosevelt Dam construction community. Versions of these papers were presented as a symposium at the annual meeting of the National Council on Public History held in Denver, Colorado in March 1988. The Epilogue presents comments of a labor historian who served as a discussant for the symposium.

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Historical Archaeological Investigations at Dam Construction Camps in Central Arizona: Second Annual Report. A. E. Rogge, Cindy L. Myers. Phoenix, Arizona: Dames & Moore. 1988 ( tDAR id: 378148) ; doi:10.6067/XCV85D8SPR


Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: 1890 to 1940

Spatial Coverage

min long: -112.687; min lat: 32.663 ; max long: -110.962; max lat: 34.565 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office

Field Director(s): Everett Bassett

Principal Investigator(s): Cindy L. Myers ; A. E. Rogge

Sponsor(s): USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office

Permitting Agency(s): US Forest Service ; Arizona State Museum

Repository(s): Western Archeological and Conservation Center ; National Park Serivce

Prepared By(s): Dames & Moore

Submitted To(s): USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office

Record Identifiers

NADB Citation ID No.(s): 000000167875

NADB Document ID No.(s): 2203773

Bureau of Reclamation Contract No.(s): 6-CS-30-04360

Report No. (s): DI-BR-APO CCRS 89-3

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