Archaeology Making the News – A service of the Center for Desert Archaeology
– The Archaeology of the Western Saloon: (Nevada): In a new book, “Boomtown Saloons: Archaeology and History in Virginia City,” Kelly Dixon says the watering holes were important social gathering places for the community during the Comstock Lode’s mining heyday.
– Historic Preservation (Arizona): A piece of historic old Fort Lowell is in danger of being pushed aside to make way for a new subdivision. Last year county voters approved $3 million in bonds to buy 5.3 acres where remnants of the fort’s officers’ quarters, guardhouse and parade grounds, built in 1873, are located. But owner Harry Adkins has notified county officials he’s selling the property – on the southwest corner of East Fort Lowell and North Craycroft roads – to a higher bidder, developer Jim Campbell, who wants to build homes there.
– Wild Fire Burning Near Mesa Verde: As fire crews attacked a 300-acre lightning-caused blaze east of Mesa Verde National Park on Friday, the season’s first fire restrictions were announced for a small portion of San Juan Public Lands.
http://tinyurl.com/89lg6 Durango Herald.
– Historic Preservation (Nevada): Nevada will honor three Carson Valley ranching families for their hard work and contribution to the history of the state. The second annual Centennial Ranch and Farm Awards will be presented on July 30 at the Winnemucca Convention Center at the close of the Superior Livestock Auction.
– Hopi Songs to be Translated: Emory Sekaquaptewa, a UA research anthropologist, will lead the project, “Cultural and Linguistic Annotation of Hopi Song.” Sekaquaptewa will work with songs stored in the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., and in the Archives of Traditional Music, at Indiana University in Bloomington, Ind.
http://tinyurl.com/aepgr Tucson Citizen.
– A History of the Navajo and Apache Long Walk: Last month, a memorial was dedicated at Bosque Redondo near Fort Summer in honor of the American Indians driven from their homes and forced to walk across the state to be confined in that area. This is the story behind The Long Walk.
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