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Cultural Resources Survey and Monitoring of Joint Task Force Six (JTF-6) Actions in Webb, Zapata, Dimmit, La Salle, Duvall, and Jim Hogg Counties, Texas

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Miscellaneous rept. of investigations no. 63, (Final)

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As a result of JTF-6 actions representing federal projects in six south Texas counties, cultural resource evaluations and monitoring were required for the areas that were to be impacted by the construction actions. These actions included the repair and related construction of approximately 240 km of existing firebreaks along highways in the six-county area, the upgrade of two small-arms firing ranges, the repairupgrade of 9.5 km of road along Ow Rio Grande, and the construction of a fitnessobstacle course and the upgrade of an existing firing range in Laredo. All areas were intensively surveyed and monitored for evidence of prehistoric and historic cultural resources, with areas of high probability closely examined. Extensive previous disturbance was noted within the impact areas of the firebreaks and at the two firing ranges, but no cultural resources were located in these areas. Along the Rio Grande, the survey identified Star Fort part of historic Fort McIntosh, which was crossed by the road improvement project and the San Ygnacio Historic District. These sites are listed on the National Register and were avoided except for the grading of an existing road adjacent to the remains of Star Fort which resulted in no damage to the historic property. The proposed fitnessobstacle course is located within an old industrial area that has been previously determined to lack significant cultural resources. Therefore, the road improvement construction activities of the JTF-6 action resulted in no impacts to the cultural resources of the areas. Cultural resources evaluation and monitoring of areas to be impacted by JTF-6 actions in and around Laredo, Texas.

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  • Humanities and History

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