Texas Historical Commission
An archaeological survey of the proposed 209 acre City of Temple Recycling and Disposal Facility Expansion Project in Bell County, Texas was performed by Ed Baxter Consulting in January and February of 2015. Edward P. Baxter was the Principal Investigator and the Project Archaeologist. This study was carried out under Texas Antiquities Committee Permit Number 7143. The project area was investigated using the pedestrian survey method supported by shovel testing. In all, the project area consisted of 209 acres. A total of four farmsteads were recorded as historic sites. These historic sites, referenced as 41BL1384 thru 41BL1387 date from the late 19th century to the mid-20th century. None of these cultural resource sites were recommended for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places (NHRP) or as a State Archaeological Landmark site (SAL). No previous archaeological surveys, previously recorded archaeological sites or cemeteries were found in the project area. Copies of the final report are housed at the Texas Historical Commission (THC), Archeology Division, the Texas Archeological Research Laboratory (TARL), and at Ed Baxter Consulting.
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