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The Bridge Campground Survey Project - Lassen NF - CA

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21554volcaniccaliforniamtshastalassennationalparklghoz.jpg by US Forest ServiceCome learn to survey and record archaeological sites this summer on the Lassen National Forest! The Bridge Campground Survey Project is located in beautiful Hat Creek, once known as Hat Creek Station, founded in 1856 as a temporary military outpost and California Stage Company station. The area is also within the traditional territory of the Pit River tribe, and at least one known, armed conflict took place between Euromerican settlers and the Pit River tribe at Hat Creek Station in 1859. Since the area is near both water and the historic community of Old Station, there is a high probability that never-before-seen archaeological sites (both historic and prehistoric) could be found during this survey - possibly by you! We know there is something there, we just don't know what! This project is for the novice and the experienced, but we will teach you everything you need to know, including proper survey techniques, mapping and artifact identification. There is also much to see and do in your hours "off the clock:" fantastic vistas and multiple trails (including the Pacific Crest Trail), points of interest (Subway Cave, Hat Creek Rim Overlook etc), and Lassen Volcanic National Park are within 30 minutes of the project location. We hope to see you in August!

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