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  View of Lake Roosevelt from the Lower Ruins
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Hohokam and, later, Salado peoples lived in the Tonto basin along the Salt River farming irrigated fields of corn, beans and cotton. Irrigation canals - something the Hohokam were especially known for, see the nearby Casa Grande Ruins Nat Mon for more evidence on that score - were still visible until the Roosevelt Dam was constructed - started in 1906. Today, the lake covers the old farmlands serving water for irrigation, recreation and power.

Address: TNM, HC02 Box 4602, Roosevelt, AZ 85545
Directions: Drive time: 2.5 to 3 hours; Phoenix - AZ 60 east to Globe, left AZ188, 30 miles to Tonto; Scottsdale - AZ87 to AZ188, turn right, 35 miles to Roosevelt Dam, 4 miles east to Tonto; Tucson - AZ 77 north to Globe, AZ 188, turn right, 30 miles to Tonto
Phone: (928) 467-2241
Website: http://www.nps.gov/tont/

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  • Written Nov 22, 2003
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