Fragments of an Earlier World

Stone Faces Gazetteer
Faces: Other Natural Materials

Alaska

Soapy Smith's Skull
Skagway

    A 25-foot flat rock "helped out" with a bit of paint in 1926. Since the 1920s visiting captains have painted their ships' names on this cliff beside the harbor.

    MNM#01-01141

    GPS N 59° 26.791', W 135° 19.359'

California

Sphinx Head Cave
La Jolla

    Profile formed by negative space of a sea cave entrance.

White Lady
La Jolla

    Silhouette of a woman formed by negative space of a sea cave entrance.

Old Man Burl of the Redwood Highway
Redwood Highway

    A burl on a tree trunk. Unknown if this formation still exists

    MNM#01-01022

Old Man of the Sea
Santa Cruz

    A spontaneous and temporary formation at Santa Cruz.

    MNM#01-01092

Michigan

Wooden Man
Marquette

    Is this a natural tree with an added hat or a completely human-made sculpture?

    MNM#01-01239

New York

The Witch of the 4th Lake
Old Forge

    A burned tree trunk rising from the lake.

    MNM#01-01229

Old Man Saratoga
Saratoga Springs

    Fossilized stromatolite eroded into the shape of a face. Was once part of the collection at Petrified Sea Gardens, a tourist attraction showcasing the exposed stromatolites here. The museum and gift shop were demolished in 2006, and the current location of the Old Man is unknown.

    MNM#01-01250

    GPS N 43° 04.671', W 73° 50.794'

Ohio

Old Man of the Woods
Cedar Point

    A jowly burl protruding from a tree in the woods, seen on an old postcard.

Wisconsin

George Washington's Profile
Waupaca, Whispering Pines Resort

    A rough natural bust of Washington cemented to the top of a rock wall. The resort later became part of Hartman's Creek State Park and the wall was dismantled. The fate of the rock is unknown.

    MNM#01-01144

Ontario, Canada

Devil
Kenora


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