CALIFORNIA STONE LINE INVENTORY:
So far this inventory covers 800+ miles of enigmatic stone
lines in California.
Stone line types covered in this inventory are:
- Lines of dry stacked stones ranging in height from
a foot to more than 10 feet high. These are commonly referred
to as stone walls or fences.
- Rows of stones, sometimes spaced.
- Elongated formations of large stones, some stacked, some not.
Stone lines have been and are continuing to be destroyed for land development, use in
landscaping and various other reasons.
STONE LINE CLUSTERS:
About 800 miles of stone lines were mapped. Of those stone
are found in 17
clusters concentrated into less than 3% of the surface
Within each cluster the stone lines are laid out in strange
patterns. The pattern of the stone lines is different for each
The patterns of the stone lines within the clusters does not
match any modern structure.
The Shasta Cluster is the largest with over 200 miles of stone
The Sutter Buttes is the second largest with over 130 miles.
The Shasta and Sutter Buttes clusters contain about 40% of all stone lines mapped.
The top 5 clusters contain about 75% of all mapped stone lines.
The famous East Bay Walls has less than 3% of all stone lines or about
25 miles mapped.
STONE LINE CLUSTER ANALYSIS:
This table is a breakdown of the map data. The first
section lists the clusters alphabetically and the second lists the
clusters by size.
Without Dave Cuneo's hard work and skill at locating stone lines in G.E. these maps
would not have possible.
G.E. mapping tools were used to create the stone line overlays.
Map web pages were created using
Slope percentage is calculated in GOOGLE EARTH and CalTopo.com
The stone line maps include options for different background maps
including USGS Quad Maps.
The stone location lines often do not disclose breaks and gaps in the stone lines. This may be checked by simply zooming in on the image.
Additional segments are in the left column menu.