History Be Dammed: The Bridges of Bull Shoals Reservoir. Creative Mitigation Project by Louis Berger U.S., Inc. for the Missouri Department Of Transportation (MoDOT) Historic Preservation Division
Author(s): Kathryn L. Wilkins
This is an abstract from the "The Public and Our Communities: How to Present Engaging Archaeology" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology.
MoDOT Historic Preservation division contracted with Louis Berger to develop a creative mitigation plan for the bridges of Bull Shoals. The programmatic agreement included an historical narrative, interpretive plan, and media plan to serve as mitigation for the rehabilitation of Theodosia Bridge and replacement of Forsyth Bridge. The historical narrative chronicled the history of the White River region prior to the Bull Shoals Dam, the construction of the dam, and its impacts on the region’s landscape and people. The interpretive plan served as a basis for a series of themes for use in fourth grade lesson plans and included recommendations on how to engage students, residents, and tourists on the history of places and events in Ozark and Taney counties. The media plan led directly to assisting educators and community partners in interpreting the history of the White River Valley, promoting awareness of resources through education opportunities and media outlets.
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History Be Dammed: The Bridges of Bull Shoals Reservoir. Creative Mitigation Project by Louis Berger U.S., Inc. for the Missouri Department Of Transportation (MoDOT) Historic Preservation Division. Kathryn L. Wilkins. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, St. Charles, MO. 2019 ( tDAR id: 449095)
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