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Petroglyphs of Fountain Bluff
Fountain Bluff Road
Gorham, IL 62940
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County: Jackson County
GPS: 37.7030063, -89.4946275
WebSite: None

   
Description:
On the bluffs just outside of the town of Gorham Illinois are amazing and strange petroglyphs that date back 800-1500 years old. They are images depicting astrological symbols as well as animals, hand prints, and eyes. All over the bottom of the bluffs the petroglyphs span about 70 feet long and more petroglyphs exist higher upon the bluff, however it is not generally recommended that amateur explorers travel up this steep and often treacherous bluff.

If you do decide to explore please respect what you find and do not destroy this unique piece of ancient Illinoisan history.

Offsite links:

http://www.naturealmanac.com/archive/fountain_bluff_sta/fountain_bluff.html
http://www.naturealmanac.com/archive/a_a/anc_a.html




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Submitted by: seedsofchaos

Last updated by: Anonymous

Last updated on : 9/25/2007
            

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               Like      Dislike        Comment# 4936     8/31/2007 3:25:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
seedsofchaos


Last Seen: 11/7/2008 7:49:22 AM  
Was just out there this weekend at sunset and it was really beautiful. It`s truly awe-ispiring to see something that was made long before your own recorded history.
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 5361     9/20/2007 1:01:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
seedsofchaos


Last Seen: 11/7/2008 7:49:22 AM  
Uploaded pictures today. Enjoy!!
 

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Cool pics!
 

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Spaz


Last Seen: 8/16/2012 1:50:37 PM  
That's pretty amazing. I definitely hope to be able to check it out one day.
 

  

   

 






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