The Rock of America


The rock, George Washington, is the Creator's monument to the Father of Our Country.

Long before there was ever even a thought of America, God had plans for an unborn Virginian who was to be named George Washington.

Roxborough Park was first named Washington Park because of this very distinctive rock. If you look closely you can see that this ancient formation forms a profile of George Washington's face, oriented to the sky. Inside the crack that forms his mouth, you can even see teeth, or so they say. The land, just south of Denver, Colorado, originally included spectacular red sandstone formations nestled among prairie grasslands, scrub oak meadows, and evergreen forests. Wealthy New Yorker, Henry S. Persse, changed the park's name in 1889, after he purchased the land. He renamed it "Roxborough Park" after his family's estate in County Galway, Ireland.

The image, GeorgeWashington.JPG, was originally uploaded by A Page. It is posted here from Neddy's flickr favorites.


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