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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near De Soto in Washington County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)

The Petroglyphs of Washington State Park

Washington State Park

The Petroglyphs of Washington State Park Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Thomas Smith, August 28, 2022
1. The Petroglyphs of Washington State Park Marker
Inscription.  Middle Mississippian Indians, ancestors to the American Indians of today, carved these petroglyphs between 600 and 1,000 years ago. Time and weather played a major role in the aging process of these carvings. When the early settlers arrived. They did not know the meanings of these petroglyphs, nor did they realize time had altered them. As more time passed, the unprotected carvings continued to fade, and are difficult to see today.
Erected by Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Missouri State Parks.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & ArchaeologyNative Americans.
Location. 38° 5.08′ N, 90° 41.048′ W. Marker is near De Soto, Missouri, in Washington County. Marker is on Washington State Park Road just north of State Highway 104, on the right when traveling north. The marker stands in Washington State Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10008 Washington State Park Rd, De Soto MO 63020, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Korean War (a few steps from this marker);
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Rock Carvings (approx. 0.4 miles away); Petroglyphs (approx. 0.4 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 6.9 miles away); In Memory of Aime Amant Vaille (approx. 10.9 miles away); Artesian Spring / Valles Mines (approx. 10.9 miles away); Slave Cabin (approx. 10.9 miles away); a different marker also named Veterans Memorial (approx. 11.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in De Soto.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 10, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 30, 2022, by Thomas Smith of Waterloo, Ill. This page has been viewed 116 times since then and 5 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on August 30, 2022, by Thomas Smith of Waterloo, Ill. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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