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A Look Into a River's Past

Preparing Acorns

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On the BanksEarly MapsA Flourishing EcosystemTurning Marsh into FarmlandRow of RowboatsTurn of the Century AbodeA Lake DisappearsFamily with BasketsMan with a Tule HouseYokut Portrait, 1910Preparing AcornsSanta Rosa Rancheria Family

Preparing Acorns

This October 1903 photo shows baskets and a structure used for drying and shucking acorns, a staple in many early Californian’s diets.

Photo taken in Eshome Valley, Tulare County, Calif.

For more on this story, read Restoring the San Joaquin River and Recalling Its History.