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An Archeological Overview and Management Plan for the Red River Army Depot, Bowie County, Texas.

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Rept. no.18 (Final),

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The Red River Army Depot is located in Bowie County, northeast Texas, and contains just over 19,000 acres. As an installation of the U. S. Army DARCOM command, the Depot is a steward of public lands with the responsibility for the management of all cultural resources on its property. A review of existing data concerning the physical setting and the cultural environment of the area, including previous archeological investigations, has revealed that the facility contains known prehistoric cultural resources two sites and has a very high potential for presently unrecorded historic sites 239 potential historic resources. Archival research has documented the presence of numerous farmsteads and several cemeteries on the Depot property. For general compliance with the National Historic Preservation Act and Army Regulation AR 420-40, and in order to assure that the Depots on-going silviculture program and the proposed future oil and gas exploration leasing and facility expansion are in compliance with Section 106 of that Act, it is recommended that the Red River Army Depot develop a facility Historic Preservation Plan as a long-term goal. Such a plan should be based on a field inventory of the archeological resources retained on the facility. The cost of such a inventory and evaluation program is presented in this report. Originator-supplied key words include Archeological management, Army installation management, Environmental assessment, Cultural resources management, Northeast Texas prehistory, North Texas history, Northeast Texas paleoenvironments.

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  • Administration and Management
  • Humanities and History

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