Prehistoric Prayer Rock
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member GPX Navigators
N 43° 32.915 W 096° 44.084
14T E 682989 N 4824229
Quick Description: In 1924 Richard Pettigrew initiated a search for a prayer boulder to add to his museum.
Location: South Dakota, United States
Date Posted: 6/20/2006 10:12:30 PM
Waymark Code: WMFC2
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers
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Long Description:
In late 1924 Richard Pettigrew began searching for a sacred boulder to add to his museum. He had heard about and wanted to acquire a large rock with symbols carved on it to preserve & display in Sioux Falls. He sent his request out to two men to search for him. One boulder was found but was deemed too large to move. A second boulder was found in Evarts, SD and through much hard work was eventually moved & placed outside Pettigrew's home & museum in 1925.

Prayer rocks, such as this one, are carved with images of people, animals, hoof prints hands and feet. Unlike pictographs which are painted, these images are considered petroglyphs because they are carved into the stone.
Marker Name: Prehistoric Prayer Rock

Marker Type: Other

Marker Text:
Native American Prayer Rock hand impression in stone.

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