Assessment of the Old Red Rock Indian Line Sycamore Tree, Lake Red Rock, Marion County, Iowa
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OFFICE OF THE STATE ARCHAEOLOGIST OF IOWA IOWA CITY
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This report has been prepared by the Office of the State Archaeologist OSA, The University of Iowa, under the terms of a contract agreement between the OSA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District RICOE. The report records the results of an archival, oral historical, and field assessment of the old Red Rock Indian Line Tree located in the extreme north central portion of Section 2, T76N-R20W, Union Township, Marion County, Iowa, within the boundaries of Lake Red Rock. The project involved archival research, informal oral history interviews, and the extraction of a dendrochronology sample from the suspected Red Rock Line tree. The purpose of the project was to assess the veracity of the historical record and oral history surrounding this sycamore tree and make recommendations concerning its historical significance and the need for future preservation efforts. The OSA is solely responsible for the interpretations and recommendations contained in this report. All records generated by this project, including the wood sample, are curated at the OSA.
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