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Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Sanilac Petroglyphs near Cass City

The Sanilac Petroglyphs in Michigan's thumb area are rock carvings that have been etched in sandstone hundreds of years ago by native Indians. They are the only known ones that exist in our state. They were discovered after a fire in the 1880's cleared the brush. Protected by the state now in a 240 acre park, these unique etchings are open Wednesday through Sunday starting June 2 through September 5. There are also trails that cross the Little Cass River for hikers. Visitors are given paper, pencils and plaques with replications of the designs to make rubbings of the ancient drawings to keep as great souvenirs.

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