Texas Historical Commission
Between May 6 and 10, 2015, Blanton & Associates, Inc. (B&A), conducted a non-collection intensive cultural resource inventory for a portion of a proposed solar energy project on approximately 128 acres of publicly owned, City of Lamesa property in Dawson County, Texas. The inventory was entirely privately funded by BNB Lamesa Solar, LLC and was designed to be in compliance with the Antiquities Code of Texas (ACT). The proposed project will include the construction of a photovoltaic power array, new all weather roads, and burial of electrical collection lines and other associated infrastructure. The cultural resource study included an exhaustive thirty-meter interval pedestrian survey augmented by a series of shovel tests. No cultural resource sites were identified, but two isolated finds were noted during this investigation. Given the results of the inventory, it is the opinion of B&A that the proposed undertaking will have no effects on any properties eligible for inclusion to the National Register of Historic Places and that construction should be allowed to commence. This work was conducted under Antiquities Permit No. 7270.
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