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Oak Grove

Although the world of the Tongva was a world of abundance, acorns meant life—they completed every meal, filled in when other foods were in short supply, and when the acorns failed year after year, the people suffered.

The Oak Grove is home to a number of species of California oaks, some of their associated flora, and several giant boulders that are used by visitors to grind acorns, mequite pods, beans, and other foods in the same manner as those who came before. With repeated use, over years, our boulders will develop the same worn depressions found in ancient grinding stones across the state.


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