Seventy-five years ago, archaeologists made an exciting discovery.
On the edge of the Gila River, near where Interstate 10 now runs, they found the remains of a long-forgotten Hohokam town. This town was once a bustling center of Native American life, with about 1,000 people. Today, dry canals and pottery shards are about all that is left. However, this town has provided a lot of information about Hohokam culture. It is so important that it has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is closed to the public to prevent damage or vandalism.
Focus Wild Arizona Activity Sheets: From 2006-2013, each issue of the Department’s Arizona Wildlife Views magazine featured a new education article. These articles were intended for younger children and include some vocabulary and a fun activity. All of these articles are now available on our website.