Accession Number:

ADA139739

Title:

An Intensive Cultural Resource Survey for the Bank Stabilization Project: A Late 19th Century Stoneware Manufacturing Site, Bonaparte, Iowa.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. for period ending 1983,

Corporate Author:

CULTURAL RESOURCES SURVEYS FAIRFIELD IA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

147.0

Abstract:

The cultural Resource Survey of the Iowa Area XV Regional Planning Commission conducted reconnaissance and intensive surveys with testing at a 19th century stoneware manufacturing site in Bonaparte, Iowa under contract with the Corps of Engineers in the fall of 1983. This was done to determine the nature and extent of waster deposits associated with a standing pottery works structure, the former of which would be affected by the City of Bonapartes plan to riprap and landscape the bank of the Des Moines River for erosion control. The Iowa SHPO determined the site eligible for listing in the National Register hence, the investigations were conducted to recover a sample of materials before project construction could proceed under a Department of the Army permit. The Iowa SHPO and the Advisory Council agreed that the riprapping project would project the remaining portions of the waster dump and a determination of No Adverse Effect was derived. Over 1,000 ceramic sherds and furniture items were analyzed, clarifying production and trade features of this pottery industry in southeastern Iowa.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE