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Hospital Rock

  • Also Known As: H.S. No. 1 also 4-Tul-24

  • Address: Generals Highway
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Site

This pleasant site on the Middle Fork of the Kaweah River was once home to nearly 500 Native Americans belonging to the Potwisha sub-group of the Monache, or Western Mono, Indians. Archeological evidence indicates that Indians settled in this area as early as 1350. Today, visitors to Hospital Rock can still view ancient rock paintings, or pictographs, and bedrock mortars used to grind acorns. The area got its present name in 1873, when James Everton stayed here to recover from a gunshot wound he had received while stumbling into a shotgun snare set to trap bear. - NPS

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Particulars for Hospital Rock:
Area of Significance Exploration-settlement
Owner Federal
Historic Use Graves, burials
Area of Significance Historic - aboriginal
Criteria Historic Event
Criteria Information Potential
Cultural Affiliation Potwisha
Area of Significance Prehistoric
Sight Category Site
Level of Significance State
Historic Use Village site
Historic Use Work of art (sculpture, carving, rock art)

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 29th August 1977

Registry Name: Hospital Rock
Registry Address: Address Restricted
Registry Number: 77000122
Resource Type: Site
Owner: Federal
Area in Acres: 2
Contributing Sites: 1
Certification: Listed in the National Register
Nominator Name: National Park
Level of Significance: State
Area of Significance: Historic - aboriginal, Prehistoric, Exploration-settlement
Applicable Criteria: Event, Information Potential
Cultural Affiliation: potwisha
Period of Significance: 1499-1000 AD
Historic Function: Domestic, Recreation and Culture, Funerary
Historic Sub-Function: Work of art (sculpture, carving, rock art), Village site, Graves, burials
Current Function: Landscape
Current Sub-Function: Park

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