Cultural Resources Survey of Two Proposed Flood Control Alternatives on Willow River and Paperjack Creek, New Richmond, Wisconsin,
ARCHAEOLOGICAL RESEARCH SERVICES MINNEAPOLIS MN
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The records review and literature search indicated that nothing has been formally recorded regarding the prehistory of the survey area and its vicinity. The field investigations involved 100 percent surface reconnaissance along and across both project areas, supplemented with shovel-testing at 15 m intervals andor surface inspection of deep disturbances that afforded equivalent subsurface exposure. Results were largely negative. Nothing prehistoric was found--or had previously been found-- by any of the local residents interviewed. An old limestone foundation on the northern side of the creek lies within the project area but does not seem to possess enough structural integrity or distinctive architectural qualities to meet National Register criteria. The registered old farm, as well as another late nineteenth century farmstead, are located adjacent to the creek but would not be impacted by the proposed excavation. The site of the proposed diversion structure has no cultural potential as it features nothing but either very steep slope or low and wet, much meandered flood plain. Judging by the negative results of this survey, the proposed undertakings would not impact any cultural resources of National Register eligibility.
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