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Observation Hill – Bay Area Native Sites
Observation Hill
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Observation Hill


Observation Hill
Oval rock wall surrounding a flattened hilltop.
Elevation 1191 ft.

Observation Hill was obliterated in 2012.

Observation Hill offered breathtaking panoramic views. It was a real power spot.

The top of Observation Hill.

Photograph by Bob Bardell.

Volume 2 of the Draft Environmental Impact Report for the replacement of Calaveras Dam (a 563 page PDF) classified this stone wall as “historic” (p. 4.10-33), but conceded that nothing discovered here could date it. So why make the classification? Even if the wall dated from the historic era, Indians could have constructed it since they lived in the Calaveras Valley during the 1850s (p. 4.10-10).


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