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Eugene in Lane County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
 

Granite Glacial Erratic

 
 
Granite Glacial Erratic Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 26, 2016
1. Granite Glacial Erratic Marker
Inscription. A rock or boulder carried from its original source by an act of nature is called an erratic. This granite erratic was deposited near Harrisburg, Oregon about 12,000 years ago. Geologists say it was carried there by an iceberg during the Spokane-Missoula floods that swept through the Willamette Valley as glaciers receded at the end of the last ice age.

Gift of Phil and Jenny Stroda
 
Location. 44° 2.573′ N, 123° 4.106′ W. Marker is in Eugene, Oregon, in Lane County. Marker can be reached from East 15th Avenue east of Agate Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Eugene OR 97403, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Petrified Wood (here, next to this marker); The Collier House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Patterson Home Site / Animal House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Ellis F. Lawrence (approx. 0.9 miles away); Bristow Monument (approx. 8 miles away); Elijah Bristow (approx. 8 miles away).
 
More about this marker. The marker is found in the courtyard of the Museum of Natural and Cultural History, on the campus of the University of Oregon in Eugene.
 
Also see . . .  An Introduction to the Ice Age Floods (Ice Age Floods Institute). (Submitted on October 29, 2016.)
 
Categories. PaleontologyScience & Medicine
 
Granite Glacial Erratic and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 26, 2016
2. Granite Glacial Erratic and Marker
Granite Glacial Erratic Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 26, 2016
3. Granite Glacial Erratic Marker - Wide View
The Granite Glacial Erratic and marker are on the left, a life-size replica of the Willamette Meteorite is in the center, and the Petrified Wood and marker are on the right.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 29, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 29, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 126 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 29, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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