The top of this rock was mined before the locals realized its historical significance, but settlers by the score passed by this austere landmark cropping up from the Kansas prairie, carving their names for posterity. One can climb the observation tower, with its height level with the original top of the rock, and step back in time to a day when prairie schooners cut through the tall grasses waving in the breeze. Look out for miles now and see the changes civilization has brought to the land on one side, and calm grasslands on the other. It is a windy locale, so bundle up if you visit in the fall or winter. There are several signs telling the history of the area, and a light climb will get you up close and personal to names carved in the rock, by both pioneers, and people of much more recent times.
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