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Butterfield Junction Community

When the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers created Lake Ray Roberts with a 2«-mile-long dam on the Elm Fork of the Trinity River north of Denton, Texas, they had to dig an artificial channel to connect the spillway to the natural river channel some distance downstream.

As fortune would have it, the Corps had been contracting with C. Reid Ferring, an archaeologist with particular expertise in late Quaternary geology of the upper Trinity basin. Dr. Ferring, of the Institute of Applied Sciences at the University of North Texas, recalls the December day in 1988 that resulted in discoveries that are providing better understanding of Clovis people.    Read more

Lake Ray Roberts has several state park amenities.    Read more