Thursday, 2 November 2017

Writing Rock

The previous post on the Divide County
Court House references the Writing Rock
petroglyphs in one of the murals painted
on the court house dome. 

Estimated to be somewhere between three
hundred to a thousand years old, these
two granite rocks carved with petroglyphs
simply emanate history.  Captivating is an
understatement at best.

Thunderbirds are a part of North
American native culture and are responsible
for thunder and lightning.  The flapping of
their wings creates thunder and the
lightning snakes they carry beneath their
wings are thrown into the clouds to create
lightning.

More information about these petroglyphs
can be found here:

Writing Rock State Historic Park

The park site is located southeast of
Alkabo, North Dakota.  Please sign the
guestbook when you visit!

Photographed on October 27, 2017.

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