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Hand-Hewn Granite Basins at Native Saltworks in the Sierra

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Re: Hand-Hewn Granite Basins at Native American Saltworks in Sie

Postby mokelumnekid » Sat Dec 08, 2012 10:47 pm

Still curious about where the salt was coming from....



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Re: Hand-Hewn Granite Basins at Native American Saltworks in Sie

Postby Vaca Russ » Wed Dec 12, 2012 9:34 am

mokelumnekid wrote:Still curious about where the salt was coming from....


Really??? You haven’t heard about the secret submarine tunnels under the Sierra? Just Google “Walker, Navy submarine, Hawthorne”. :)

Seriously, though…check your PM.

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Re: Hand-Hewn Granite Basins at Native American Saltworks in Sie

Postby TehipiteTom » Wed Dec 12, 2012 2:23 pm

The basins show up nicely in the satellite imagery:

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Hard to imagine how much work over how long a time went into all those basins.
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