Rock of ages: Sanilac Petroglyphs unlike any other Michigan State Park

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Sanilac Petroglyphs, July 2016

GREENLEAF TWP. – For those simply looking for “something to do,” it’s probably best to avoid the Sanilac Petroglyphs Historic State Park.

That’s because the park is more about how one feels after spending some time at the park listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

It can be an appreciation for carvings archeologists believe could have been made up to 1,500 years ago.

It can be an appreciation for the stories and meanings connected to the carvings passed down many, many generations.

It can be an appreciation for our place in time today. It can be a connection to the roots of ancestors, especially to the many Native Americans who oftentimes bring gifts such as tobacco to the spirits they believe still inhabit the area.

Whatever is taken away, no one should “do” the Sanilac Petroglyphs – a visit there is something that is felt, something experienced. (Read more)

(This story appeared originally in the July 16, 2016 print edition of the The Tuscola County Advertiser and can be read in its entirety online here.)

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