Fragments of an Earlier World

Stone Faces Gazetteer
Faces - Ciff Profiles, Boulders, Outcrops

Alabama

Indian Head Rock
Dismals Canyon

    Located in Dismals Canyon National Natural Landmark (a privately-owned park) along with other formations like “Fat Man’s Misery” etc.

    GPS N 34° 19.494', W 87° 46.930'

Indian Stone Head
Natural Bridge

Arizona

China Boy
Old Maid

Chiricahua Mountains

Nixon Rock / Goosehead Rock
Mt. Lemmon, near Tucson

Goosehead Rock

Rock of Many Faces
Petrified Forest

    Desert hoodoo with evocative eroded holes and hollows.

    MNM#01-01322

Rock of Many Faces

Indian Head Rock
Sedona, Oak Creek Canyon

The Great Stone Face
Tucson, Catalina Mountains

    Is the face on the left or right side of this image?

    MNM#01-01203

Great Stone Face

The Devil's Head
Vail, Colossal Cave

    Silhouette profile with two stalagmite horns.

    MNM#01-01323

GPS N 32° 3.7198', W 110° 38.0058'

California

Old Man of the Rocks
Calistoga

    MNM#01-01194

Profile Rock
Camp Meeker

    MNM#01-01257

Indian Head Rock
Catalina Island

Indian Head Rock
Chatsworth, Iverson Ranch

The Face in the Rock
Dana Point Headlands

Profile Rock
La Jolla

    Sedimentary sea stack most likely at Point Loma

    MNM#01-01326

Profile Rock

Old Man Rock
Los Angeles, Mt. Wilson

    A boulder profile. Exact location unknown.

    MNM#01-01062

Old Man Rock

Pompadour Rock
Mt. Tamalpais

    MNM#01-01063

Profile Rock
Mt. Tamalpais

The Old Stone Face
Napa

    MNM#01-01145

Lincoln's Profile
Palm Springs

Stone Face
Palm Springs

Flat Head
Santa Monica

    Located along Santa Monica to Oxnard Blvd., Roosevelt Highway.

Man's Head Rock
Sonora

    MNM#01-01282

Indian Head
Timber Cove

    Small face on cliff looks upward 20 feet above the ocean. Seen from a rocky beach.

Abraham Lincoln
Trona, Salt Wells Canyon

    When traveling west through the canyon, at one point on the north wall an outline of the rocks closely resembles the profile of Abraham Lincoln.

Profile Rock
Truckee River

    Along Central Pacific R.R. near first crossing of Truckee River. Stereograph image.

Colorado

The Grandmothers
Austin Park

Lincoln Face
Bear Creek

Old Man of the Snowslides
Big Bell Lake

    A boulder perched atop outcrop.

    MNM#01-01103

Profile Rock / Rocky Mountain Joe
Boulder Canyon

    MNM#01-01196

Sorrowful Satan
Cheyenne Canyon

    MNM#01-01315

Mother Grundy
Clear Creek Canyon

    Formation was likely destroyed when US 6 was built throught Clear Creek Canyon over the railroad line in 1941-1952.

    MNM#01-01168
    MNM#01-01184

Old Scotchman
Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs

Indian Head Rock
Manitou Springs

    Not sure if this is even a face or just a big round “head”-like boulder.

Sphinx Head Rock
Moffat Road

    Located along railroad west of Denver.

    MNM#01-01024

Sphinx Head Rock

Human Face
Ouray

Box Canyon

Profile Rock or Old Man's Face
Poudre Canyon

Profile Rock

Indian Profile Rock
Rocky Mountain National Park

    Located along Fall River Road, an early auto tourist route built in the 1920s. Does this profile still exist along the old road?

    MNM#01-01137

Profile Rock
Rustic

    Located in Front Range, northern Colorado.

Profile Rock
Spanish Peaks / La Veta

Lady of Flirtation Rock
Wray

Connecticut

Profile Rock
Crescent Beach / Niantic

    MNM#01-01051

Washington's Head
Meriden

Profile - East Rock
New Haven

Savin Rock
New Haven

Georgia

The Stone Witch
Rock City Gardens

    One of many exploited freaks of nature at Rock City Gardens.

    MNM#01-01052a

Stone Face
Rock City Gardens

Witch's Head Rock
Tallulah

Hawaii

JFK Profile
Maui

    Located at Black Gorge in Iao Valley. A lava outcrop approximately 50 feet high, visible from valley road near boundary of Iao Valley State park.

    MNM#01-01119

    GPS N 20° 52.925', W 156° 32.556'

Idaho

Old Man of the Craters
Craters of the Moon National Park

Indian Head Rock
Camas

Illinois

Rock Face
Grafton

    MNM#01-01140

Old Stone Face
Harrisburg

MNM#01-01053
MNM#01-01172

GPS N 37° 39.598', W 88° 26.185'

Stone Face
Oregon

Indian Head Rock
Savanna

Indiana

Great Stone Face
Marengo Cave

GPS N 38° 22.544', W 86° 20.345'

Stone Face
Williamsport

    On Pine Creek.

Iowa

Profile Rock
Clinton / Lyons

Located in Eagle Point Park.

MNM#01-01049

GPS N 41° 54.367', W 90° 10.785'

Great Stone Face
Maquoketa (Lakehurst)

Kansas

Old Chief Smoky or The Sphynx
Oakley

Indian Head Rock
Quinter

    Also known as "Cobra Rock", it has since fallen - photo

Kentucky

Old Man of the Falls
Cumberland Falls State Park

Old Woman of the Falls
Cumberland Falls State Park

Indian Head Rock
Natural Bridge State Park

Profile Rock
Portsmouth, Springville Hill

Profile on cliff on Kentucky (south) bank of Ohio River opposite Portsmouth, Ohio

MNM#01-01324

Profile Rock

Maine

Indian Head and Old Man of the Falls
Auburn

Mr. Bailey
Bailey Island

    MNM#01-01176

Profile Rock
Bar Harbor

    Located somewhere along Bar Harbor's shore path, the profile is difficult to discern in the photo.

    MNM#01-01221

The Profile at Twin Rocks
Cape Elizabeth

    MNM#01-01307

Old Man of the Sea
Cousin's Island

    MNM#01-01113

George Washington Head
Christmas Cove

    MNM#01-01235

Old White Head
Cushing's Island

Indian Head Rock
Jewell's Island

Profile
Moosehead Lake, Table Rock

Witch of Cunner Rock
Ocean Point

Old Man of the Sea
Ogunguit

    MNM#01-01056

Old Man of the Sea
Peaks Island

Profile Rock
Ragged Island

Profile Rock
Rumford Falls

Washington Profile / Old Man of the Sea
York Beach

    Yet another formation that is not very clear from the photograph.

    MNM#01-01100

Washington's Profile
York, Nubble Rock

    MNM#01-01122

Massachussetts

Norseman
Baker's Island

    Known variously as "Norseman," "Man of the Sea," or simply "Profile Rock." It is a fully formed head sprouting from the rocky shore just north of the Bakers Island lighthouse.

    MNM#01-01292

    GPS N 42° 32.2267', W 70° 47.1769'

Washington’s Profile Rock
Baldwinsville

    MNM#01-01101

Profile Rock
Clinton

    Located in a railroad cut along Central Massachusetts Railroad, near Metropolitan Reservoir.

    MNM#01-01286

Profile Rock or Old Man of Joshua Mountain
Freetown

    A well-known profile on a 50-foot rock outcrop in Freetown State Forest. Easily accessible to hikers and graffiti artists.

    MNM#01-01110
    MNM#01-01276

    GPS N 41° 47.751', W 71° 03.217'

George Washington Profile
Gloucester, Eastern Point

Old Mother Ann
Gloucester, Eastern Point

Old Man of the Mountain
Great Barrington

Old Man of the Mountain

Great Stone Face
Melrose

Old Man of Middlesex Fells
Middlesex Fells

    This boulder profile was located in the forest of the Middlesex Fells Reservation near the junction of Fellsway and Parkway Road. It may have been displaced or destroyed by construction of Interstate 93.

    MNM#01-01260

Old Man of the Mountain

Indian Head
Mohawk Trail

    Unknown location along the Mohawk Trail, an early auto highway through the Berkshires which opened in 1914. Most likely this formation (not very identifiable in the photo) was destroyed when the road was later widened and modernized.

    MNM#01-01234

 

Mohawk Trail

Profile Rock
Onset Bay, Shell Point

    MNM#01-01290

Father Neptune
Rockport

Profile Rock
Rockport

    Boulder on Pigeon Hill.

    MNM#01-01288

Rock Face
Rockport

    On shoreline between Pigeon Falls and Rockport.

    MNM#01-01153

Stone Face
Rowe

    A strange face on a boulder looking upward from Pelham Brook.

    MNM#01-01167

Nubian Head Rock
Scituate

Old Man of the Valley
West Chesterfield

    Profile in Chesterfield Gorge.

    MNM#01-01256

 

Michigan

Indian Head Rock
Mackinac Island

    Rough outcrop with small face - photo

Indian Head Rock
Munising

    Located in Pictured Rocks National Park on Lake Superior. Visible from the popular boat tours along the shore.

    MNM#01-01143

    GPS N 46° 30.983', W 86° 30.803'

St. Anthony Rock
St. Ignace

    A rock pillar in the center of the small town. Not known if the rock bears some resemblance to St. Anthony or simply named in honor of the saint.

    MNM#01-01183

    GPS N 45° 52.079', W 84° 43.590'

Minnesota

Big Stone Face
Pipestone

    Located in Pipestone National Monument. A strategically positioned window in a trailside sign points out this face.

    MNM#01-01161
    MNM#01-01037

    GPS N 44° 00.908', W 96° 19.267'

Indian Head
Red Wing

Montana

Old Man of the Canyon
Butte

    MNM#06-01001

Indian Head Rock
Chouteau

Indian Head
Gallatin Canyon

    MNM#01-01313

01313

Indian Head Rock
Glendive (Pinnacle Park)

Nevada

Lady of the Lake or Old Man Face
Lake Tahoe

    Cliff profile at the base of a volcanic plug sacred to the Washoe Indians. The hanging bridge and roadway in the postcard image were built above the face in 1863, later replaced by tunnels through the rock with construction of the Lincoln Highway in 1931. Despite the label on the card, the profile is located on the Nevada side of the lake.

    MNM#01-01291

    GPS N 39° 2.780', W 119° 56.935'


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