Archeological and Historic Cultural Resources Inventory for a Proposed Flood Control Project at Devils Lake, Ramsey County, North Dakota.
HISTORICAL AND ARCHAEOLOGICAL SURVEYS INC MANDAN ND
Pagination or Media Count:
One historic cultural resource site was located and recorded during field reconnaissance in the study area. This site, 32RY9, is comprised of the remnants of an abandoned railbed, which once was used by the Devils Lake and Chautaugua Railroad to transport patrons of the North Dakota Chautaugua to the Chautauga grounds on Creel Bay. A portion of the railbed is situated in Section 4, and it will be inundated if the proposed south holding pond is constructed. The tracks and ties used to construct the Devils Lake and Chautaugua Railroad were removed in 1917 therefore, the original railroad feature has been altered. Since no structural evidence of the Devils Lake and Chautaugua Railroad exists at the site, it was determined that site no longer retains integrity and it was determined that this site does not retain architectural significance. The site does have historically significant associations, in that it is related to the North Dakota Chautaugua located on Creel Bay, but these associations are not such that the site would be likely to yield historically important information. It is recommended that no further cultural resource work need be conducted prior to implementation of proposed flood control measures at Devils Lake.
- Sociology and Law
- Humanities and History
- Civil Engineering