Jul 31, 2012, 07:49 PM
Jul 31, 2012 07:49 PM
Jul 31, 2012, 07:51 PM
The rock under the hole is bowled out in line w the hole and the edges of the whole are worn to a rounded corner on the top and bottom of the hole
Jul 31, 2012, 07:52 PM
It says that I found it today. That is an error. I actually found it Sunday.
Jul 31, 2012, 08:00 PM
Bedrock mortar: Indian women would start with a natural hole or depression in the rock. After hundreds of years of use the hole would get deeper and deeper. Some of the hole in this rock were used till they went right through the rock!!! Look around, you might find one or more pestles.
Jul 31, 2012, 09:00 PM
Thank you!! But what did they do w the hole?
Jul 31, 2012, 09:10 PM
I looked around a little bit but not much. I won't be back for a couple of weeks but I will be spending a lot more time looking this place over. It is an amazingly beautiful place that we absolutely love.
Aug 01, 2012, 01:41 AM
They ground corn into meal, acorns into flour and so on. That's what they did with the hole.
Aug 01, 2012, 05:15 AM
Aug 03, 2012, 12:19 AM
If you don't mind my asking. "What lake is that?"
Aug 03, 2012, 05:44 AM
Aug 03, 2012, 05:56 AM
I believe that is natural. The rock that created the hole was harder than the limestone, came to rest in a natural depression, and then 60 years of wave action rocking the stone bored a hole through.
It just doesn't look like the typical mortar, and they are never worn completely through.
Aug 03, 2012, 03:54 PM
I did take a rock out of it to take the picture but it didn't look like it had any wear at all. I'm going back next weekend. The rock that I removed is sitting right by it. I'll look at it again
Jan 22, 2013, 05:38 AM
i'll say it...
it looks like a cowboy "dump station"
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Jan 22, 2013, 12:36 PM
I'm still calling it a bedrock mortar, similar to these:
Jan 22, 2013, 12:45 PM
I've seen the same thing along the shoreline of Ft Gibson lake. I've got a picture somewhere at home.
Jan 23, 2013, 05:51 AM
Ft Gibson is only about 80 miles from Lake Eucha. And I'll go w bedrock mortar bc I have no idea what else it could be. The only thing that throws me off is that the lip on the bottom is just as smooth and rounded as the top edge.
Jan 23, 2013, 09:57 AM
Here's the one we found.
Jan 23, 2013, 10:33 AM
Not a naturally formed hole. Natural holes are only formed with lots of water movement, waves or currents, and I dont think it could form in the 60 years of this lake, even with water movement.
Feb 04, 2013, 01:36 PM
I think both places are boat docks for canoes. A limb was inserted in the holes for a place of tie the canoes to in areas they could not portage over.
Feb 09, 2013, 05:59 PM
I would go w the dock idea but the only problem w that is that this lake is only about 60 yrs old and this would've been 30-40' up on a hillside, The water is now 30-40' deep anyway, and the river, Spavinaw, is on the other side of the lake from where this thing is.
I was thinking maybe something that someone would put a spoke in and run a rope of some sort up around it and back down and use it to pull something up the hillside. It is about 1/2 way up the hill if there was no water.
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