Casa Grande Ruins National Monument

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Kate Sarther Gann
Communications Coordinator
(520) 882-6946, ext. 16

2018
20
Feb

Hands-On Archaeology: Some Insights on Salado-Era Adobe

Allen Denoyer, Preservation Archaeologist and Ancient Technologies Expert (February 20, 2018)—I was up in Coolidge, Arizona, at Casa Grande Ruins National Monument last month to talk about the Salado-style rooms we have been building with our Preservation Archaeology Field School students in Cl...
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2017
17
Dec

Has Tucson Lost Its Birthplace?

Has Tucson Lost Its Birthplace? City officials halted and then moved work for a $7 million project Monday after historic preservation activists complained that earth movers were grading a crucial archaeological site at or near Tucson’s birthplace. A private contractor was working Monday morni...
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2013
15
Sep

Bipartisan Effort to Expand Casa Grande Ruins National Monument Gathers Momentum in Congress

Bill to Expand Casa Grande Ruins National Monument Reintroduced The boundaries of the Casa Grande Ruins National Monument could expand under a House bill. U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick a Democrat, has introduced the Casa Grande Ruins National Monument Boundary Modification Act of 2013, and if approve...
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2013
28
Jul

Places Too Wild to Drill

Places Too Wild to Drill Two of Utah's scenic landmarks — Arches National Park and Desolation Canyon — made a list released Tuesday by the Wilderness Society as areas "too wild to drill." The group said areas adjacent to Arches National Park and Desolation Canyon are under threat to oil and gas...
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2013
25
Jul

The Casa Grande Community—In More Ways than One!

By Bill Doelle, President & CEO   Community. Just when cynicism seems at its most pervasive, I am glad to see that community spirit can still shine through. It certainly infuses the new legislation for the expansion of Casa Grande Ruins National Monument. A bipartisan group of Arizona Re...
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2013
30
Jun

Bipartisan Effort to Expand Casa Grande National Monument

Toward a Grander Casa Grande The boundaries of Casa Grande Ruins National Monument could be expanded if Congress adopts legislation introduced Tuesday by U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, D-Ariz.The Casa Grande Ruins is one of the finest examples of 13th century Hohokam culture in the American Southwest, K...
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2013
26
Jun

Bipartisan Proposal Aims to Expand Casa Grande Ruins National Monument

Archaeology Southwest is part of a broad coalition that has advocated the expansion of Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, the nation's first archaeological preserve: [From the National Parks Conservation Association] FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 26, 2013 Contacts: Kevin Dahl, Arizona ...
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2012
05
Nov

Report from the 2012 National Preservation Conference

By Bill Doelle, Archaeology Southwest President & CEO The National Trust for Historic Preservation holds an annual conference in a different U.S. city each year. Last week, from October 31 through November 2, we converged on Spokane, Washington, a city of 209,000 that has a robust historic do...
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2010
24
Sep

Politics Push Back Casa Grande Expansion

The Casa Grande Ruins National Monument expansion bill (HR 5110) received a substantial majority of votes on Thursday (Sept. 23), with 244 votes "yea", and 174 votes "nay." However, the bill was considered under “suspension of the rules,” which requires a two-thirds vote. The bill did not reach ...
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2010
13
Sep

Laurenzi to Speak in Verde Valley September 23

EVENT: Presentation to the Verde Valley Chapter of the Arizona Archaeological Society on the Expansion of the Casa Grande Ruins National Monument PRESENTED BY: Andy Laurenzi, Southwest Field Representative, Center for Desert Archaeology DATE/TIME: Thursday, September 23, 2010, at 7:00 p.m. ...
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2010
02
Aug

Message from Rep. Kirkpatrick

August 2, 2010 Dear Friend, Knowing of your interest in H.R. 5110, Casa Grande Ruins National Monument Boundary Modification Act, I write to provide you with a legislative update. Earlier this year, I introduced H.R. 5110 to protect a historically and economically valuable attraction in Pinal Co...
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2010
28
Jun

Hohokam Heritage: The Casa Grande Community

Volume 23, No. 4 of Archaeology Southwest reviews the historical background of the Casa Grande Ruins National Monument and provides a broader archaeological context for thinking about the monument’s expansion.
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