Cultural Resources Investigation of a Proposed Flood Control Project along the Sheyenne River, at West Fargo, Cass County, North Dakota. Phase I.
Final rept. 1986-1987,
POWERS ELEVATION DENVER CO ARCHAEOLOGY DEPT
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The St. Paul District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has proposed a flood control project at West Fargo Cass County, North Dakota. The project will permit flood waters to be diverted through a separate channel at times of high flow of the Sheyenne River. A phase one cultural resources inventory was conducted along the Sheyenne River near the city of West Fargo. All historic and archaeological sites within the area were recorded and the general nature of those resources were assessed. The Phase I survey resulted in the location of three prehistoric sites, one historic site, one prehistoric isolated find and one historic isolated find. Neither of the isolated finds are considered significant, an no further work is recommended at these locations. The historic site, the Lund Farmstead, is not eligible for nomination to the National Register of Historic Places. Three prehistoric sites are of undetermined NRHP eligibility. Their significance can not be determined without subsurface testing. One landowners refused permission to survey on this property. It is recommended that the Corps of Engineers obtain landowner permission and inventory these additional 18 acres.
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