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Authors

Debra L. Beene

Agency

Texas Historical Commission

Abstract

Between April 28-30, 2019, Apex Companies, LLC (Apex), at the request of G&A | McAdams conducted an intensive cultural resources survey of the proposed 50-acre fill site on Lewisville Independent School District (ISD) property located southeast of the intersection of Josey Lane and Windhaven Parkway in Lewisville, Denton County, Texas; hereafter referred to as the proposed Project (Project No: 725030942010). The Lewisville ISD is the landowner and the survey was conducted under Texas Antiquities Code Permit number 8893, issued by the Texas Historical Commission (THC) on April 26, 2019.

The Area of Potential Effect (APE) consists of the entire 50 acres proposed for soil deposition. The pedestrian survey of the APE included strategically placed shovel tests. Two historic sites, 41DN614 and 41DN615, and one Isolated Find (IF-1) were recorded in the central portion of the uplands located in the northern third of the APE. The remainder of the APE was negative for historic or prehistoric cultural resources.

Site 41DN614 consists of a partially fenced area containing a patch of planted irises and collapsed/destroyed root cellar and water well with trees growing through both; two associated artifacts were found in the site area (dating between 1870 and 1962). The IF-1 consists of historic bottles (dating between 1870 and 1968) and a few rusted cans located in a gully downhill and to the south of site 41DN614.

Site 41DN615 consists of a large expanse of demolished and partially demolished agricultural and domestic materials collected in clusters/mounds of similar material types (hubcaps, barrels, pallets, wire, T-posts, large tractor tires, batteries, plastics, etc.) along with large trash piles and demolished wooden structures without foundations (possible small barn, shed, and doghouse). It is unclear how much of the debris originated at this location as a considerable amount appears to have been dumped here.

Both sites are severely damaged and lack research potential; therefore, Apex recommends that the proposed Project be allowed to proceed as planned as there will be no effect to cultural resources eligible for listing as a State Antiquities Landmark (SAL) or inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP).

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