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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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.

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Tolenas Springs Village

Tolenas Springs Village41 bedrock mortars, 10+ cupules, probable mortarsElevation 268 ft.An artesian spring once geysered water ten feet into the air near the source of Soda Springs Creek, but quarrying for travertine and onyx (begun in the 1850s) eventually destroyed that flow. Patwins referred to this area as the land of healing waters. A resort […]