Texas Historical Commission
On March 28 and 29, 2018, aci consulting conducted a cultural resources survey of the Fort Richardson State Park and Historic Site in Jack County, Texas for the proposed wastewater system and lift stations. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) proposes to replace a 50-year old wastewater system, water distribution system, and main lift station with a modernized and efficient system.
The Area of Potential Effect (APE) for the Fort Richardson State Park and Historic Site (FRSPHS) project is the water and wastewater replacement system which is approximately 1.49 miles in length with a 20-foot buffer, resulting in approximately 3.6 acres (1.46 hectares). The proposed project includes two proposed lift stations, the replacement of nine manholes, four new manholes, approximately eighteen trunk lines for waste water that emerge from the main waste water line to serve various campsites, and two equipment storage areas.
The survey was conducted entirely within the Fort Richardson National Historic Landmark and within the boundary of previously recorded site 41JA2, which is the historic U.S. Army Post. An area for a proposed new lift station near the site buildings was scraped and metal detected. This work was conducted in compliance with Texas Administrative Code (13 TAC 26) under Texas Antiquities Code permit number 8362, as well as Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended. The survey did not result in the location of any new archeological sites, historic structures, or additional historic properties. Based on these results, no further archeological work is recommended. However, a monitoring plan is included which outlines specific recommendations. Records from this investigation will be curated at the TPWD Laboratory. Julie Shipp served as Principal Investigator, Brandy Harris as Project Historian, Katie Canavan as Lab Director, and Douglas Shaver as Geophysical expert.
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