Paydown Deer Rock Art Site (23MS069)

A pictograph (painted rock art) site along the Gasconade River in Maries County was noted by Gerald Fowke in his report based upon fieldwork during 1906 - 1907. Diesing and Magre (1942: 15-17) published a black-and-white photograph of the deer painting. R. Bruce McMillan (1965:18) reports that the pictograph had been destroyed before 1965. I spent hours looking for the pictograph during December 2007, but without success

Scanned image of the photograph published by Diesing and Magre (1942).

Scanned image of Paydown deer by James Price for R. Bruce McMillan's publication entitled "Gasconade Archaeology."

Photograph of the bluff face that corresponds to the location described by Diesing and Magre (1942).

Large boulders along the bank of the Gasconade River near the point where the deer pictograph was located.

Special thanks to Neathery Fuller who patiently waited for hours while I tried to relocated this site

Diaz-Granados, Carol and James R. Duncan
2000 The Petroglyphs and Pictographs of Missouri. University of Alabama Press, Tuscaloosa.

Diesing, Eugene and Frank Magre
2000 The Petroglyphs and Pictographs of Missouri.Missouri Archaeologist. 8(1):9 - 18.

Fowke, Gerard
1910 Antiquities of Central and Southeastern Missouri. Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 37.

McMillan, R. Bruce
1965 Gasconade Prehistory. Missouri Archaeologist 27 (3-4).

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