Interstate 15 Construction -- Indian Burial Grounds Collection


Interstate 15 Construction-Ind

San Diego State University
Library and Information Access
Highway planning -- California -- San Diego County ; Indians of North America -- Funeral customs and rites -- California, Southern ; Interstate 15 ; Luiseno Indians ; Roads -- California -- San Diego County
In 1968 the Federal and state governments recognized the need for an additional route in Southern California which would convey traffic in a north-south direction, and decided to extend Interstate 15 from the Riverside and San Bernardino. The Federal Highway Administration and Caltrans undertook a preliminary archaeological survey in 1971, and in 1976 discovered some bedrock mortars revealing evidence of previous Native American activity and habitation. The collection consists of correspondence, memoranda, notes and newspaper clippings documenting the preservation, excavation and examination of several prehistoric Native American sites discovered by Caltrans archaeologists.
Dates covered:
Collection Size:
0.42 linear feet
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Citation Sample:
Identification of item, folder title, box number, Interstate 15 Construction -- Indian Burial Grounds Collection, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.
Collection policy:
This collection is open for research. The copyright interests in the materials found in this collection have not been transferred to San Diego State University. Special Collections and University Archives can only grant permission to publish materials for which it is the copyright holder.