|Shows the various colors in the flint|
|Part of the trail|
For our tour we followed the ranger in or vehicles two miles to the trail head, once there we hiked about a half mile to the top of the plateau where the quarries are. The quarries are just small indentations into the ground, about ten feet in diameter and now only about a foot deep, originally they would have been 5 to 8 feet deep. They would dig down and chip off the flint making what is called trade stones of about two pounds each, these thy would trade with other tribes for what ever they needed. We made about four stops on the hike so the ranger could explain different thing to us, the tour lasted about 90 minutes. It was a very enjoyable and education day, one of the many things that we learned was that it's a FEDERAL FELONY to remove any flint from the quarry.
This is a Trade Stone about 6-8 inches long and about two pounds.
This is a piece of scrape that was at the side of one of the quarry's, about five inches long.
They told us that this entire valley used to be a lake until a dam was built.
This was a boat ramp before the dam was built, now there is no water anywhere near it.