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Rough and Ready in Nevada County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Indian Grinding Rock

 
 
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By Syd Whittle, January 19, 2011
1. Indian Grinding Rock Marker
Marker is located on the ground at the foot of the grinding rock.
Inscription. 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.
 
Erected 2010 by Wm. Bull Morris – Wm. Morris Stewart Chapter 10, E Clampus Vitus.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 39° 13.796′ N, 121° 8.163′ W. Marker is in Rough and Ready, California, in Nevada County. Marker can be reached from Rough and Ready Highway, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is located on the grounds of the western town at the Rough and Ready Toll House. Marker is at or near this postal address: 14365 Rough and Ready Highway, Rough and Ready CA 95975, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rowe Saw Mill (here, next to
Indian Grinding Rock and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, January 19, 2011
2. Indian Grinding Rock and Marker
this marker); The China Wall (a few steps from this marker); Rough and Ready Toll House (a few steps from this marker); Toll Road Stake (within shouting distance of this marker); Fippin's Blacksmith Shop (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Republic of Rough and Ready (about 700 feet away); Rough and Ready (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lyman Gilmore, Jr. (approx. 3.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Rough and Ready.
 
Categories. Native Americans
 
Indian Grinding Rock and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, January 19, 2011
3. Indian Grinding Rock and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 803 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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