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Texas Historical Commission

Abstract

The City of Fort Worth is proposing to construct the Eagle Mountain to Big Fossil Diversion Pipeline in northern Tarrant County. Alan Plummer Associates, Inc. is handling the environmental permitting for the construction of the pipeline. AR Consultants, Inc. was contracted to conduct a cultural resource survey, which included archival research, to determine the presence of prehistoric and historic archaeological sites along the route and make recommendations about eligibility for the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) and State Antiquities Landmark (SAL) designation. Four survey areas were identified, totaling approximately 3.1 kilometers of the approximately 9-km-long route. The westernmost survey area of the pipeline crosses Dosier Creek on the northside of Boat Club Road. The central segment out of the four survey areas is parallel to Park Drive and was investigated due to the presence of structures shown on historic maps within the 100-foot survey corridor. The longest segment in the east is parallel an intermittent tributary flowing northeast into Big Fossil Creek, while the final survey area approaches Big Fossil Creek in its floodplain. Survey of the approximately 25 acres was conducted on January 09, 2018. One site, 41TR309, was recorded and represents the remains of a historic farmstead. The site is not recommended eligible for NRHP or SAL. No other cultural resources were identified on or below the surface during the survey. Based on the results of the survey, ARC concludes that further cultural resource investigations for this project are unwarranted, and requests that the Texas Historical Commission (THC) concur with this recommendation. However, if buried cultural materials are discovered during construction, the Archeology Division of the THC should be notified. The records will be curated at the Center for Archaeological Studies at Texas State University in San Marcos.

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