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Ventana Cave

Santa Rosa, Arizona
County of Pima.
11 miles west of Santa Rosa
National Register Number: 66000189
Resource type: Site.
Property type: Domestic - multiple dwelling. The threat level was Satisfactory in
Congressional District: AZ-7 Certified Local Government: NO
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Current use/information: www.community.pima.edu.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - January 20, 1964):
Situated on the Papago Indian Reservation, this site illustrates early human association with extinct Pleistocene mammals and a history of continuous Indian occupation in Arizona from 2000 BC to the present.

Ventana Cave is in good condition. There is no evidence of vandalism.

There have been no changes to the cave. The trail leading up to the cave has experienced normal wear and tear due to its use, and some erosion has occurred on both the access trail and unpaved access road that leads up to the trail head.

Recommendation/Change since last report:
The Hickiwan District of the Tohono O’odham Tribe should apply for a financial and technical assistance from the NPS Heritage Partnerships Program, which would be used to make various improvements to the trail, access road, and parking area at the trail head.

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