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Boulder

Boulder

Boulder behind Irondequoit Town Hall, 1280 Titus Ave.
Photo dated; 13 June 2015
Photo by: Dick Halsey

Text on boulder:
Here stands one of the oldest pieces of earth known to man. The complex crystalline structure of this boulder shows that it is not native of this region but is related to rocks in Canada far north of here. Thousands of years ago it was torn from its homeland by a huge sheet of slowly moving ice and carried many miles to the south. Finally with numerous others of its kind, the glacier abandoned it in this section of Irondequoit. Here it remains - mute defiance of a by-gone glacial period and of the slowly changing character of our earth.

 


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