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Compressor Station Pueblito, Superior Mesa, Dulce, Rio Arriba County, NM

Compressor Station Pueblito, Superior Mesa, Dulce, Rio Arriba County, NM

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Significance: The pueblitos are small multi-roomed masonry dwellings found in the Navajo homeland, or Dinetah region of northwest New Mexico. Dating from the early 17th century, the pueblitos are significant indicators of the complex social relations that existed among the Navajo, Pueblos and other tribes with the Spaniards. Compressor Station Pueblito, built 1727-1728, consists of a four room pueblito located on a sandstone talus boulder with associated burnt rock concentration and forked stick hogan. Its "columnar" masonry construction is typical of the pueblitos, but the stones of Compressor Station appear to be well chosen for their shape to minimize joint size. The name of the site refers to the large natural gas compressor station located in the bottom of Largo Canyon below the site. Significant features include the blind entry doorway, intact roof and ceiling, associated hogan with slab-lined feature and the alcove containing a spring nearby.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: N1349
Survey number: HABS NM-185
Building/structure dates: 1727 Initial Construction



Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
Mason, Anne, transmitter
Barbee, William C, AIA, consultant
Gauper, Robert, project manager
Fox, Matthew, field team
Stosick, Heidi, field team
Colby, Catherine, project manager
The Historic Resources Imaging Laboratory, College of Architecture, Texas A&M University
San Juan College
Bureau of Land Management, Farmington District, consultant




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