Sunday, January 15, 2006

Mesa Grande Ruins

A sister mound to Pueblo Grande on the north side of the river, Mesa Grande is one of only two remaining Hohokam mounds in metro Phoenix. Just a little larger than a football field in both length and width and 27 feet tall at its highest point, the mound remains intact with very few excavations that have impacted its integrity. By putting the site into public ownership in the mid-1980s, Mesa was able to "preserve" the site, but the City has not funded any public facilities or property upgrades, with the exception of a new fence. Minor vandalism has occurred. (Photo source: Tom Jonas.)

October 2007 Update: "Grant comes through for Mesa Grande Ruins," Arizona Republic, October 9, 2007.