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wintyfresh
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8/20/2014
wintyfresh
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I'm curious if anyone knows anything about the history of the rock house and mine west of Butterfield Ranch in Mason Valley? I know Daren has visited at least the rock house in the album below. I'll be leading a hike out in October for OAUSA's Borregofest (http://forums.oausa.net/viewforum.php?f=193) and would love to be able to provide some basic information, thanks!

http://www.sefcik.com/2012/04/carrizo-gorge-mason-valley-red-hill.html
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dsefcik
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8/20/2014
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I don't know anything specific but that area was home to lots of mines and cattle ranches. You might want to ask inside the Butterfield store, I met the owner of the ranch there once and she was very friendly and encouraged me to go explore the stone ruins.

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wintyfresh
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8/21/2014
wintyfresh
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Thanks, I'll definitely ask both Doug and the owner about it.
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8/22/2014
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Doug sounds familiar, maybe he is the gentleman I always see during the summer when I stop in for ice (Butterfield has block ice at local grocery store prices and reasonable beer selection also). He always seems eager to talk about the area.

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