Saturday, October 11, 2008

Elephant Rock in Richland County

I love stopping every year to see what's new. The current land owner , who just happened to be there, pictured on the little cart driving told me that this area use to be a lake. The area was unglaciated.
I also knew it as "the Devil's Hitching Post".
Native American's use to walk this land and the teepee is a tribute to them. Each year it is taken down and put up again in the Spring.
From the inside looking out. It is not too difficult to imagine what their lives use to be like. Scrambling this time of year, I'm sure to make their way to 'Winter camp' and making ready all the supplies you'd need to survive the harsh Wisconsin winter.
"Treat the earth well: It was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children." a Native American proverb
Elephant Rock can be seen a few miles North off Hwy 14, traveling on Hwy 58. I travel past about once a week. The bricks stacked up on the bottom was a 'rustic' repair from a car crash over 40 years ago. If you go towards Richland Center from the Homestead Retreat, you will see this Historical Landmark.
Take care, Patsy

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