Wednesday November 10, 1999

OKLAHOMA The Tulsa Race Riot Commission expects to dig possible mass graves around this once booming oil town.

TEXAS A millennium ago, Native Americans traced paths down past the Rio Grande. Spanish friars stumbled upon an oasis and began building missions. They called the path they took north from Mexico City el Camino Real - the Royal Road. San Antonio is attempting to recreate those old trails with a $5 million plan for park improvements, education centers and roadway markers.

NEW MEXICO Backers of the Wheels transportation museum say the railroad is giving them until 2 p.m. today to come up with $3 million "in cash on the barrel head" to purchase all of the old Santa Fe locomotive repair shops near Downtown.

ARIZONA Indigenous leaders from throughout North America will be in Tucson this week for a frank discussion about efforts to break away from federal reliance. Congress, in the Tribal Self-Governance Act of 1994, recognized the inherent sovereignty of Indian tribes and nations. The Hanging of Eva Dugan. The Arizona Historical Society continues its lecture series about notorious episodes. Tonight's lecture focuses on Dugan, a flamboyant tale of prostitution, burlesque dancing, five husbands, at least one murder and her execution, 7-9 p.m. at 949 E. Second St. $6; discounts available. 628-5774

NEVADA An environmental impact statement has been delayed an estimated nine months after Indian artifacts were found along the route. Native Americans raised the issue that Sugarloaf Mountain, near the dam, may contain Indian artifacts. Environmental studies consider cultural impacts such as archeological findings in addition to plants and animals that might be harmed. Friends of Kiel Ranch has teamed up with the North Las Vegas Parks and Recreation Department to save the historic ranch. The ranch is 7 acres of the original 240 acres first homesteaded by Conrad Kiel in the mid-1800s.


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From: Teresa Paglione Maybe I shouldn't bring this up about I went looking I found there are artifacts and fossils for sale on-line - (just like ebay - altho not as rampant - yet). Do we really need their money if they are selling or trading artifacts? Auctions: Indian Artifacts-Anasazi Drinking Ladle Minimum Bid: $150.00 (plus s&h fee: $5.00) Seller: periodpc: (0) See periodpc's other auctions Location: Van Buren, MO, United States Number of Bids: 0 (starting bid: $150.00) Quantity: 1 High Bidder: No bids. Accepted Payment Methods: Cashier's Check / Money Order. Escrow. Shipping Terms: Buyer pays. Will ship internationally. Details Original Anasazi drinking ladel. Has a decorative inside. 1 1/2" to 2" broken off the handle. Chip on the lip. It is 5" x 4". Approximately 3" deep. Circa 700 A.D. Customer Service Policy I will ship items within 3 days of receiving payment. Starting time: 11/02/1999 21:11:03 PST Closing time: 11/09/1999 21:11:03 PST Auction ID:1102R794345 DuncanTech announced the release of its MS2100-CIR digital video camera for color-infrared imaging, remote and near sensing applications, including precision agriculture, environmental assessment, archaeology, mapping, and reconnaissance. Veritas Land Surveys successfully completed field acquisition of a 200 square mile 3D seismic program in Sublette County, Wyoming. Veritas had to take into account sites of cultural, historical and archaeological interest, including the Emigrant Trail. A farnmer's son has stumbled across the largest hoard of early Roman coins ever discovered in Britain just two minutes after being shown how to work a metal detector.