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Howe, Charles Clayton
Charles; Clayton; Howe; photograph; image; california; petroglyph; archaeology; site
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BLACK CANYON AND INSCRIPTION CANYON (SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY, CALIFORNIA), 1949-1968 AND UNDATED (BULK DATES 1949-1958)338 negatives: ASA001-364 – 701Box 2. Box 6: 26 degraded negatives ASA001-408, 412, 427, 431, 434, 435, 436, 442, 443, 453, 468, 469, 471, 472, 473, 475, 512, 514, 515, 516, 532, 553, 556, 561, 626, 670Twenty-seven sub-series in chronological orderHowe led many ASA trips to Black Canyon and Inscription Canyon, a small arroyo at the north end of Black Canyon (Pederson, 1956/1984; Howe, 1980). He found the bird petroglyph that ASA adopted as its logo; the bird is about 20 feet above the road and has a wing-span of over two feet (Pederson, 1953/1983). The petroglyph is unique in the area although a similar bird petroglyph occurs 120 miles away (Haenszel, 1972/n.d.). In 1953, the ASA posted a sign, “This is Black Canyon,” telling visitors about the canyon and asking them to “live in peace with this extraordinary place” (ASA, 1953/1984).Charles LaMonk donated several of his reproductions of petroglyphs in Inscription Canyon to ASA (ASA LaMonk Nos. 9, 10, 14, 35, 38, 40, 69, 77 prepared in 1954 and ASA LaMonk no. 46 prepared in 1964).Photographs include some taken in Inscription Canyon. This collection has no photographs of the ASA trip in June 1966 to attempt to repair damage by vandals (Howe, 1966).Black Canyon, March 195411 negatives: ASA001-476 – 486Photographs of Thelma Crain’s site at Hinkley (San Bernardino County, California). Views show Opal Mountain in the distance at Milk Spring. Lithic material was taken to Southwest Museum. ASA001-478 was published in ASA Bulletin (Blast from the past no. 7, 1989).ASA001-476, 479 – 485 Paiute house rings near Milk Springs.