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10,000-12,000

Archaeologists and paleontologists tell us that there are many signs of prehistoric human habitation here from as far back as 10,000 to 12,000 years ago. The waters of the spring-fed creek were a source of sustenance and refreshment for the indigenous people who were the first to settle here.

Bison, deer, and antelope were plentiful, as were fish and shellfish in the creek. Wild plants provided fruits, nuts, roots, and berries. The area was also home to mammals that are now extinct.

This unwritten chapter in San Pedro Creek’s story went on and on for centuries. And it’s filled with mysteries that will never be solved and adventures that will never be recounted. Today, however, you can actually walk in the place where they happened.