Monday, December 19, 2011

King Philip's Rock

This site in Sharon, MA  is believed have been a rendevous point for King Philip (Metacom) and his chiefs during King Philip's War. It is a jumble of huge glacial erratics with some impressive propped boulders.
Here is the most impressive boulder, an erratic propped on two others.
Here is a propped boulder that seems off-balance.
Here's another propped boulder. The surface to the right does not contact any supporting boulders.
The plaque at the site says that King Philip's War led to the extinction of the Indians.  This bent tree pointing the way  to the site indicates otherwise.

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