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Use by Man

Archaeological investigations show that this area has been used by semi-nomadic Native Americans have used this area for roughly 1,000 years. Stone mortars in the bedrock can be found which were used for grinding seeds. The caverned openings in the rock may have been used for fire and shelter. Water pooled in natural tanks were an attraction for Native Americans who camped in the area, and later on, Cattlemen, who built a concrete dam to collect water from rains.

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