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Fort Rock Cave

Fort Rock, Oregon
County of Lake.
National Register Number: 66000641
Resource type: Site.
Property type: Industry/Processing/Extract. - manufacturing. The threat level was Satisfactory in
2008.
Certified Local Government: NO

Statement of Significance (as of designation - January 20, 1961):
The earliest occupation of the site dates to 11,000 BC; the "Fort Rock sandals," oldest manufactured articles found in the Western Hemisphere, were discovered here. They demonstrate an early knowledge by American Indians of weaving.

Condition:
There are no threats to the NHL at this time.

Increase in volunteer tour guide force. Access to public is by, park staff or trained volunteer led, guided tour only.


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