86:15900-127

(Documentary Artifact): One b/w negative of a view of ‘stones placed by Indians south of Harpers.’ Image shows several small rocks and shrubs in desert landscape.

Notes on negative envelope:
86:15900-127/ DAVIS COLLECTION/ 86 DUP/ STONES PLACED BY/ INDIANS SOUTH OF/ HARPERS/ 1904

According to additional information provided on 10/2011 by Ken Hedges, Emeritus Curator of California Collections, San Diego Museum of Man and a member of the E.H. Davis Project Scholar Advisory Committee: ‘Harpers’ would be Harpers Well in the San Felipe Creek drainage southwest of the southern end of the Salton Sea. It is in Imperial County 10 miles east of the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park boundary (San Diego County line). Rock alignment of various types are common in the southern California Deserts. Some are a form of ‘earth art,’ but the rectangular shape and small size of this example may indicate the remains of a former structure.