Taylor Explores the World

Sanilac Petroglyphs

This was at the top of mom’s, Suzanne Garson Whitney’s, bucket list before she passed away. We, her myself and Adrienna, spent a lovely afternoon driving through the thumb’s countryside. The site itself took only a little while to see. A very helpful employee, Pat Hundersmarck, was a joy to chat with and really made my mother’s day. She often wondered and worried about her being bored waiting for the next visitor at the Petroglyphs.

About the site (this is from www.michigan.gov/sanilacpetroglyphs)
Mythical water panthers, deer and a Native American archer still roam the banks of the north branch of the Cass River, near Cass City.

Etched by unknown prehistoric artists into a sandstone outcrop, these rock carvings-known as petroglyphs-were discovered after massive forest fires swept the Lower Peninsula in 1881. Native Americans created this unusual artwork 300 to 1,000 years ago. The petroglyphs provide a glimpse into the lives of an ancient woodland people who once occupied Michigan’s Thumb area. www.michigan.gov/sanilacpetroglyphs


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