Butcher Road Milling Station
Mortar Count: 9
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Hume Grove
Mortar Count: 1
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Pena-Vaca Adobe
Mortar Count: 20
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Territory: Malaca

The Malaca were a Patwin tribe inhabiting Lagoon Valley and the hills east of Fairfield.

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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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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.

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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.