Message #123: From: AzTeC SW Archaeology SIG To: "'Matthias Giessler'" Subject: Pima County Historic Preservation Bond Election Date: Fri, 14 Mar 1997 14:57:32 -0700 From: Linda Mayro As development in Tucson and Pima County intensifies and expands, cultural and historical properties that define Pima County's historical foundations and identity are forever removed from the landscape and removed from our collective sense of place and sense of the past. In response to this threat to Pima County's historic heritage, the Pima County Board of Supervisors has approved an Historic Preservation Bond Proposal totalling $6.4 million. If approved by Pima County voters, this bond will facilitate acquisition, conservation, restoration, rehabilitation, and protection of historical, and archeological sites so important to Pima County's historical and cultural identity. At this time, eleven candidate bond projects have been selected for their archaeological and historical significance and for their potential to provide the broadest public benefit. These projects include Mission San Agustin del Tucson, Colossal Cave, Agua Caliente Ranch, Empirita Ranch, Robles Ranch, Canoa Ranch, and establishment of 60 miles of public access and parks along the Anza National Trail and the six Anza campsites. Archaeological sites that would be acquired for the purpose of protection and public interpretation include Tumamoc Hill, Los Morteros, the Valencia Site, and the Pantano townsite. The Historic Preservation Bond proposal will be presented on the Pima County May 20, 1997 ballot as Question No. 4 - "Sonoran Desert Protection, Trails, and Historic Preservation." Additional information may be obtained from Linda Mayro (520)740-6451, or Friends of the Sonoran Desert (520)792-2906.