We can only dream about a California version of this.
Today we are far behind in documenting and promoting our community
and society’s interest in this subject.
Check out all the great text associated with each site
BURIED CITY – Not unlike our LOST CITY of the Volvon Tribe on the sacred mountain, Diablo.
In Ochiltree County, Texas, on the south bank of Wolf Creek, is a group of stone ruins which has aroused the interest and curiosity of all who have visited them, and caused much speculation among those who have tried to formulate a theory to account for their existence. It is a firmly established opinion of many who live in the vicinity that the place where these ruins are was at one time the site of a prehistoric town. … The place has long been known as “The Buried City.”
The “Buried City” of the Texas Panhandle is not, in fact, the remains of a city, but it is one of the most densely settled archeological districts in the Southern Plains. Packed into a few short miles of narrow Wolf Creek valley are more than 100 known habitation sites with the remains of houses mainly built by Plains Villagers between about A.D. 1200 to A.D. 1400. It is very likely that many other less-obvious (and perhaps earlier) pithouses lie buried within the Wolf Creek Valley.
Here’s a comment from the friend who turned me on to this Texas web site;
I think people in Texas are much more aware that they are living on former native lands. When I was about twelve my dad took me to hunt deer and arrowheads on a ranch owned by a business contact. This was 1957. I don’t know how old he was but he lived with his mother who was 101. He told us he had been on a cattle drive as a boy and they were attacked by Comanches. Many Texas families have been on their land since the time the Indians were still there. Most Californians are descended from recent arrivals.
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Here’s our version with limited text on each site.
It’s not meant to just connect us to our past but also our present, and possibly future.
Note the ancient cut in the Continental Shelf where 10,000 years ago the great river roared through the Golden Gate, before San Francisco Bay formed.
There are natives here now who remember that time.