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Near Keshena in Menominee County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Spirit Rock

 
 
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By Bob (peach) Weber, July 15, 2012
1. Spirit Rock Marker
Inscription. One night long ago a Menominee Indian dreamed that Manabush, grandson of Ko-Ko-Mas-Say-Sa-Now (the Earth) and part founder of the Mitawin or Medicine Society, invited him to visit the god. With seven of his friends the Indian called on Manabush who granted their request to make them successful hunters. One of the band, however, angered the god by asking for eternal life. Manabush, seizing the warrior by the shoulders, thrust him into the ground and said, "You shall be a stone, thus you will be everlasting". The Menominee say that at night kindly spirits come to lay offerings of tobacco at the rock and that if one looks closely he can see their white veils among the trees. The legend is that when the rock finally crumbles away the race will be extinct.
 
Erected 1963 by the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 127.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 44° 55.079′ N, 88° 39.034′ W. Marker is near Keshena, Wisconsin, in Menominee County. Marker is on State Highway 55 north of Spirit Rock Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in the Menominee Reservation at a turn-out along the highway.
Spirit Rock Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, September 17, 2008
2. Spirit Rock Marker
Marker is in this post office area: Keshena WI 54135, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Keshena Falls & The Menominee (approx. 1.8 miles away); Menominee Reservation (approx. 4.5 miles away); The Gresham Depot Museum (approx. 8 miles away); Shawano (approx. 11 miles away).
 
Categories. LandmarksNative Americans
 
Spirit Rock Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bob (peach) Weber, July 15, 2012
3. Spirit Rock Marker
Spirit Rock image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, September 17, 2008
4. Spirit Rock
Located by the white fog line at the edge of the highway.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 15, 2008, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,954 times since then and 68 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 17, 2012, by Bob (peach) Weber of Prescott Valley, Arizona.   2. submitted on November 15, 2008, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.   3. submitted on July 17, 2012, by Bob (peach) Weber of Prescott Valley, Arizona.   4. submitted on November 15, 2008, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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