A pleasant rural journey of about an hour a method takes me to Chitactac-Adams Heritage County Park. This was traditionally the village of Chitactac, the dwelling website of members of the Ohlone tribe of Native People for greater than a thousand years. It was later the location of the one room Adams schoolhouse, which was used from the 1850s to 1956.

Stunning Oak-shaded interpretive path.

There are numerous interpretive indicators on the self-guided stroll. This one exhibits the development of a Native American roundhouse:

There are plenty of attention-grabbing rock formations which include petroglyphs, although I didn’t discover any:

I did see some grinding rocks. Native People used depressions in rocks as mortars to grind meals. There was an attention-grabbing signal explaining meals processing strategies:

Grinding rock

The path runs near Uvas creek, downstream from the place it flowed via our yard at our earlier home:

That is all in a fairly location, positioned in a valley off the current Watsonville highway:

Stunning interpretive middle harking back to Native American structure:

This was an gratifying and attention-grabbing approach to spend a few hours (together with the bike journey) on a pleasant day.


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