A History of Indian Garden, An Administrative Site on the Tonto National Forest, Gila County, Arizona

Author(s): Pat H. Stein

Year: 2007


Located along a spring-fed stream, Indian Garden has attracted and supported as wide a range of activities as perhaps any site in the area below the Mogollon Rim. Recent work by Desert Archaeology has shown that prehistoric people used the Indian Garden area as early as 770 B.C., and that Apaches exploited the locality during the early twentieth century (Ferguson and Anyon 2000a; Sarah Herr, personal communication 2007). From the 1880s to the turn of this century, the site served sequentially as a squatter's ranch, U.S. Forest Service guard cabin, state fish hatchery, Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camp, water supply for a homestead-turned resort, U.S. Forest Service work center, Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) camp, and Arizona Boys' Ranch camp. The property could certainly be considered a "poster child" for Forest Service multiple use.

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A History of Indian Garden, An Administrative Site on the Tonto National Forest, Gila County, Arizona, 19. Pat H. Stein. 2007 ( tDAR id: 425903) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8425903

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Spatial Coverage

min long: -111.901; min lat: 34.103 ; max long: -110.891; max lat: 34.705 ;

Record Identifiers

Technical Report No.(s): 2005-19

Salt River Project Library Call No.(s): E78.T66S842007

Project No.(s): STP-053-2(35)

Agency Project Reference No.(s): NH-053-2(35)

Tonto National Forest permits Ton(s): 426; 425

TRACS No.(s): 260 GI 266 H4473 01C

Salt River Project Barcode No.(s): 00091039

Contract No.(s): 99-59

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