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“good example of mortar hole” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Indian Punch Bowl

Indian Punch Bowl
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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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351 reviews
207 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 223 helpful votes
“good example of mortar hole”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014

native peoples used natural depressions in rocks as mortars to grind seeds into flour, over time these wore deeper and deeper, creating significant circular "holes" in solid rock, this is a good example as part of a pleasant nature walk along the river

Visited May 2014
4 Thank uckbuck
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English first
Salisbury, Maryland
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106 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Off the beaten path well worth a look”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2012

The Indian punch bowl in Fredricksburg is a large rock with a perfect bowl shape carved into it. It is said the Native Americans used it to dip their arrows in poison. It is situated in a small park overlooking the Rappahannock river. This a great park to go exploring the river is beautiful, full of rapids and about 100 foot from the punch bowl we found a prehistoric booted footprint imbedded in the rocks by the river. If you like to see things the normal tourist doesn't this is a good start.

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