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Pueblo Grande Ruin & Irrigation Sites

Phoenix, Arizona
County of Maricopa.
4619 East Washington Street
National Register Number: 66000185
Resource type: District.
Property type: Domestic - village site (pueblo group). The threat level was Satisfactory in
Congressional District: AZ-3 Certified Local Government: YES
This NHL offers public access.
Please contact the NHL directly for visitor information.
Current use/information: Park - Toll free number: 877-706-4408; http://phoenix.gov/PARKS/pueblo.html.
Web Site: www.arizonaguide.com/pueblogrande.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - July 19, 1964):
The prehistoric platform mound and associated archeological remains at Pueblo Grande represent one of the last surviving urban architectural sites of its kind in the Southwestern United States. There is evidence that between A.D. 1100 and 1400, Pueblo Grande served as a Hohokam administration center for a major irrigation canal system. Due to its prehistoric significance, pre-eminent archeologists have conducted research at Pueblo Grande since the 1880's. During 2003, Hohokam-Pima Irrigation Sites, remnants of the prehistoric (1150-1450) canal system used to irrigate crops in the Salt River Valley, that had been a separate NHL designated I 5/23/1963, were incorporated into the Pueblo Grande Ruin & Irrigation Sites NHL. Nineteenth-century Anglo settlers used portions of this extensive and efficient network of canals in later expanded reclamation projects.

There are no reported threats to the landmark.

The Pueblo Grande Museum has recently been re-accredited with the American Association of Museums. In 2007 Pueblo Grande Museum received an award from the SHPO for its outstanding contributions to public archeology in Arizona.

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