Indian Grinding Rock

Indian Grinding Rock (HMQNX)

Location: Rough and Ready, CA 95975 Nevada County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 13.796', W 121° 8.163'

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Indian women used grinding rocks such as these, along with a linear rock called a "pestle", to grind grass seeds, acorns and other foods during the meal preparation process, which included gathering, storing, leaching and cooking. It is believed each hole here served as many as 3 people, and the six holes here represent the possibility that this encampment contained 18 people total. Acorns, grass seeds, and roots provided a diet rich in starch and fat. These Indians were nicknamed the "Digger Indians" by the local immigrants.
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
Year Placed2010
Placed ByWm. Bull Morris – Wm. Morris Stewart Chapter 10, E Clampus Vitus
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 10:25am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 660884 N 4343948
Decimal Degrees39.22993333, -121.13605000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 13.796', W 121° 8.163'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 13' 47.76" N, 121° 8' 9.78" W
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Area Code(s)530
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 14401-14419 Rough and Ready Hwy, Rough and Ready CA 95975, US
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