Road Maps of the Past - Deschutes County, Oregon
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
N 43° 59.243 W 121° 23.882
10T E 628464 N 4871718
Sign at Lava Island viewpoint.
Waymark Code: WM3A93
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 03/04/2008
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
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One of three signs at Lava Island viewpoint on trail to Lava Island Rockshelter.

Marker Name: Road Maps of the Past
Marker Text: Early humans had no signs, maps, or roads yet they traveled extensively in search of food, clothing, shelter, and water. How did these travelers know where to go? Using lava flows, montain ranges, rivers, and vegetation as landmarks, they located seasonal hunting camps and stored supplies. Road maps of the past were distinct landscape features. Which ones would you use to find your way home.

Historic Topic: Native American

Group Responsible for placement: Forest Service

Marker Type: Trail

Region: Central Oregon

County: Deschutes

State of Oregon Historical Marker "Beaver Board": Not listed

Web link to additional information: Not listed

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