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For thousands of years, people worldwide have carved images in stone (petroglyphs) to honor their ancestors, record teaching and mark important places and events. Within the last 1500 years, Native people carved more than 100 petroglyphs on the sandstone outcrop that you will find sheltered along this trail.

Located on the floodplain of the South Fork of the Cass River, this site was rediscovered following massive forest fires that swept the region more than 100 years ago. The Michigan Archaeological Society purchased this property and deeded it to the state in 1971. Through its vision and generosity, this park is preserved to teach us about our cultural and natural heritage and our continuing relationship with the environment.

This rare park is an important place of learning and is sacred to Great Lakes Tribes. Respectful visitors are welcome.

Michigan Archaeological Society
Department of Natural Resources of Michigan
Michigan Historical Center
Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan
Ziibiwing Center of Anisbinabe Culture & Lifeways

Jocelyne Villoing, Andy Rodker, Martine, micritter have particularly liked this photo

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micritter club
Fascinating. I would've thought they would have weathered away. Or have they been covered but recently uncovered? Pardon my ignorance:)
2 years ago.
Ronald Losure club has replied to micritter club
They do have a complicated history. The natives used them for ceremonies until a few centuries ago. I have added a more complete description to the photo information.
2 years ago.
 Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen club
Just amazing.
Thank you for the info.
2 years ago.
Ronald Losure club has replied to Jaap van 't Veen club
Thank you very much, Jaap.
2 years ago.
Nouchetdu38 club
Amazing ............and very interesting!!!!!
Bonjour de France!
2 years ago.
Ronald Losure club has replied to Nouchetdu38 club
Thank you very much, Nouchetdu38. It is a very interesting history.
2 years ago.
 Jocelyne Villoing
Jocelyne Villoing club
Impressionnant !
2 years ago.
Ronald Losure club has replied to Jocelyne Villoing club
Thank you very much, Jocelyne. Yes, it is very impressive.
2 years ago.

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