Accession Number : ADA292365

Title :   A Cultural Geographical and Historical Study of the Pine Ford Lake Project Area - Washington, Jefferson, Franklin, and St. Francois Counties, Missouri.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 17 Mar 80-17 Mar 81,

Corporate Author : ILLINOIS STATE UNIV NORMAL

Personal Author(s) : Ekberg, Carl J. ; Smith, Charles R. ; Walters, William D., Jr ; Lange, Frederick W.

PDF Url : ADA292365

Report Date : DEC 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 125

Abstract : As part of an environmental impact study of the area to be impacted by the proposed Pine Ford dam and reservoir project on the Big River in Missouri, holdings of archival materials at several major repositories were searched for information relating to the history and cultural geography of the project area. These data, together with data from published sources and oral statements, were used to (1) prepare a historical summary of the French (167O-1762), Spanish (1762-1787), and American (1787-early 20th century) periods; (2) Identify the loci of documented, potentially significant structures and human activity areas where archeological remains may exist; and (3) formulate the basic outlines of models that have high potential for explanatory interpretation of diachronical cultural/geographical patterns. A total of 217 documented potential archeological sites dating from the historic period are listed and described in the report and their locations pointed on maps and by UTM coordinates. These include farmsteads, small towns, mines, mills, school houses, cemeteries, and other kinds of sites spanning the three historic periods. Recommendations regarding future historic research activities at Pine Ford lake and the relationships of documentary and the field archeological research are made. (MM)

Descriptors :   *ARCHEOLOGY, *CULTURAL RESOURCES, *LAND USE, TOPOGRAPHY, ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT, HISTORY, INFORMATION RETRIEVAL, RIVERS, HISTORIC SITES, LAKES, CHANNELS(WATERWAYS), GEOGRAPHY, RESERVOIRS, HOUSING(DWELLINGS), FARM CROPS, MISSOURI, DAMS.

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Civil Engineering
      Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE