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Photo contest spotlights Grinding Rock

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Via Press Release
07/10/2014 12:28 PM

The Amador County Fair is holding a photography contest to highlight and promote Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park and Chaw’se Regional Indian Museum as part of the State Parks of California Sesquicentennial. Scenes of Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park and Chaw’se Regional Indian Museum taken in Amador County will be accepted.

Since 1864, grassroots activism and legislation have made it possible for all Californians to take pride and ownership of their unique and diverse landscapes with the State Park system.

Indian Grinding Rock and State Historic Park is located eight miles east of Jackson. Nestled in a small valley, 2,400 feet above sea level, with open meadows and large valley oaks that once provided Native Americans with an ample supply of acorns. The 135-acre park preserves a great outcropping of marbleized limestone with 1,185 mortar holes – the largest collection of bedrock mortars anywhere in North America.

The two-story Chaw’se Regional Indian Museum has been designed to reflect the architecture of the traditional roundhouse. Outstanding examples of the technology and crafts of the Miwok and other Sierra Nevada Native American groups are exhibited at the museum.

The contest is open to professionals, advanced amateurs and amateur photographers who are residents of California or Nevada. Matted and framed photos must have the location identified on the entry blank and on the back of the picture. Image and mat should not to exceed 16 x 20 inches, plus frame. Black and white or color are accepted.

There is no entry fee for the contest, and Amador County Fair ribbons will be awarded for first through third places, plus premiums of $15 for first places, $10 for second places and $5 for third places. Entries and forms are due July 19, at the Amador County Fair office, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Specifications for framing and entry forms can be found at AmadorCountyFair.com, or call the Fair Office for assistance. More information on the Sesquicentennial can be found at parks.ca.gov.

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