Thursday, October 19, 2006

Hohokam remnants found at Peoria's Terramar Park

[Source: Julie Anne Conolly, Independent Newspapers] -- After several years, many community meetings and several frustrations, the Terramar Community is finally getting a park by December 2, if all goes as planned. In 2000, the city started a master plan for a 23-acre park at 73rd and Giles drives. Six months into the project, city officials discovered the site was protected by the Army Corps of Engineers as a cultural resource, according to Peoria’s Park Director Kirk Haines. Remnants of a Hohokam Native American community, dating from the first century, were found on the site, and city officials decided to preserve the cultural site.

[Note: To read the full article, click here. Photo of contractor Scott Henderson and Peoria’s construction manager Bill Beaudoin by Julie Anne Conolly.]