Saturday, June 21, 2008
osage + orange this week about
cairns. I have often wondered about the significance of these three
stacked limestone rocks at The Manor. My youngest son told me
yesterday that he remembers playing a game with them when he
and his sister were small. They would take turns sitting on top with
their eyes closed, waiting for the other one to push them off! He said
they enjoyed the thrill of the scare. Good thing they hid their little
game from me. And thank goodness there weren't any injuries, at
least that I knew of. The sillies.
So, what do you think? Are the rocks a cairn of some sort? Were
they left here by the Wyandot Indians to mark the location of the
Scioto River or burial ground? Could they possibly mark the location
of the execution of Chief Leatherlips on June 1, 1810? Or are they
simply a natural geological occurrence?