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What Have We Here?: Discovery at the UTA District Depot Project in Salt Lake City, Utah

Author(s): Stephanie E. Lechert

Year: 2016

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In July 2014, the construction of the Utah Transit Authority’s Depot District Service Center project in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah, uncovered foundations and associated cultural materials from the historic Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad train maintenance facilities (42SL718). Initially, the foundations provided far more questions about how the rail facility evolved than they answered. Subsequent monitoring and archaeological data recovery uncovered several incarnations of the rail facility, dating between the early 1900s and the mid-1950s. Site 42SL718 presents the development of several different iterations of transportation infrastructure all in one place. Archival research and archaeological data provide a look at site reuse and raise important issues to consider for locations with purported demolished structures.

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What Have We Here?: Discovery at the UTA District Depot Project in Salt Lake City, Utah. Stephanie E. Lechert. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Washington, D.C. 2016 ( tDAR id: 434734)


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min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

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PaperId(s): 522

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America