July 6, 1863: All our goods have been stolen. Dr. R. says they must be found, even if the hi7took them. I told him they would not do that, but he is too angry to listen.
24 MILE HOUSE (STANISLAUS HOUSE)/ NCÁT’US THIEVES, TRANSFORMERS AND SPIRIT DWARVES
This sacred transformer site was also the scene of dastardly deeds during the gold rush. In 1862, the unnamed managers were accused of robbing the wagons of freight carriers stopping there for the night and arrested. By 1863, under the management of William E. Stein the new Stanislaus House was known for comforts like the best wines, liquors and cigars, with beds costing 50 cents a night.
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Three Fun Facts about 24 Mile House (Stanislaus House)/ Ncát’us
Ncát’us (n-HAT-loosh) means “lift one’s head” and refers to two giant boulders thought to be the handiwork of utszím’alh, a supernatural transformer.
It’s also a hi7úlm’ecw, a place inhabited by hi7, supernatural beings. The hi7 here appear as cheerful dwarves who make child-like noises. The hi7 in other places can take the form of large serpents, birds, or dogs.
Unlike many of the trail’s roadhouses, no trace of Stanislaus House remains.