Butcher Road Milling Station
Mortar Count: 9
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Hume Grove
Mortar Count: 1
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Lynch Canyon Monolith
Mortar Count: 10
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Lynch Canyon Rancher Petroglyph Rock
Mortar Count: 13
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Lynch Canyon Village
Mortar Count: 51
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Martin House Suisun City
Mortar Count: 92
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Newell Ranch
Mortar Count: 1
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North Fork Lynch Creek
Mortar Count: 1
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Pena-Vaca Adobe
Mortar Count: 20
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Rockville Trails Village
Mortar Count: 34
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Rush Ranch on Grizzly Island
Mortar Count: 25
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Suisun Creek Village Suisun City
Tolenas Springs Village
Mortar Count: 41
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Upper Marie Creek
Mortar Count: 25
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Territory: Patwin

Patwin speakers were a Wintun people mainly living in Solano and Yolo Counties. Randall Milliken places the Napa tribe among Patwin speakers, and we follow him here.

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Lynch Canyon Village

Lynch Canyon Village51 bedrock mortars and 5 cupules/anvilsElevation 451 ft.This village is adjacent to the South Fork of Lynch Creek.Exploring the site.Examining one of the mortar rocks.The flat slab holds 31 bedrock mortars, although about half that number are covered by vegetation in this photograph.Photograph by Bob Bardell.Lynch Canyon Open Space is now open to […]

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Martin House Suisun City

Martin House Suisun City92 bedrock mortarsElevation 174 ft.The Martin House was constructed in 1861 on the site of a Suisun village.Most of the mortars here are on one rock.This site is on private property. One should secure permission before visiting it.

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Newell Ranch

Newell Ranch One bedrock mortar Elevation 246 ft. This site is very close to the boundary between the Suisun and Napa tribes. We have placed it with the Suisuns due to its proximity to the Lynch Canyon sites. This is an enchanted setting. You’ll find the mortar near a small seep spring. We were directed […]

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North Fork Lynch Creek

North Fork Lynch CreekOne bedrock mortarElevation 535 ft.You’ll find this mortar not far from the creek.Lynch Canyon Open Space is now open to the public year-round from 9 AM to 5 PM on Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays. Nonetheless, it would be wise to check Lynch Canyon information before planning your trip.We were conducted to this […]

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Pena-Vaca Adobe

Pena-Vaca Adobe11 bedrock mortars and at least 9 portable mortarsElevation 179 ft.The original adobe dates from 1842.The low wall here partially encloses a burial ground.A diverse set of mortars. Lots of cupules/anvils too.A pretty setting near the Indian Council Grounds.

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Rockville Trails Village

Rockville Trails Village34 bedrock mortarsElevation 534 ft.The Solano Land Trust saved the Rockville Trails property, which includes this village, from being transformed into a massive housing development. Thank you.There are miles and miles of stacked rock walls in and around Rockville. One of these walls snakes over the hills in the center of this photograph.Heading […]

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Rush Ranch on Grizzly Island

Rush Ranch on Grizzly Island25 bedrock mortarsA Bay Area Rock Art Research Association (BARARA) group heads for the site. Mt. Diablo looms in the distance.Do not hop over the fence.

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Butcher Road Milling Station

Butcher Road Milling Station9 bedrock mortarsElevation 250 ft.Thanks to Joel for steering us toward this beautiful rock.A view of the milling station on a rainy day.A closeup of some of the mortars. Note the mortar in a basinPhotographs by Bob Bardell

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Suisun Creek Village Suisun City

Suisun Creek Village Suisun City300 yard kitchen middenElevation 146 ft.Bay Area Rock Art Research Association (BARARA) members fan out looking for artifacts. Every time the farmer plows the field more artifacts turn up.This site is on private property. One should secure permission before visiting it.

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Hume Grove

Hume Grove1 bedrock mortarElevation 225 ft.Hume Grove is a small stand of redwood trees originally planted in 1982. The planting (since expanded) and native plant garden honors the life and work of Jack Hume.A hillside near this mortar rock was covered with thriving amole plants in March 2011.