Legend Rock

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Legend Rock Petroglyph Site
Legendrock.jpg
View of Legend Rock
Location Hot Springs County, Wyoming
Nearest city Thermopolis, Wyoming
Governing body State of Wyoming
NRHP Reference #

73001932

[1]
Added to NRHP July 5, 1973

Legend Rock Petroglyph Site is located in Hot Springs County, Wyoming, 20 miles northwest of Hot Springs State Park (which is located in Thermopolis, Wyoming). Legend Rock is an important petroglyph site which features hundreds of individual petroglyphs spread across the face of the rock. Although a handful of the rock's beautiful etchings have suffered from various forms of erosion and human defacement, a wide majority of the artwork has been well preserved for public enjoyment.[1] The nearly 300 individual petroglyphs feature some of the oldest and best examples of Dinwoody rock art in the world.[2] The origins of the petroglyphs are still subject to debate. The site was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on July 5, 1973.[1] and it is preserved by the state of Wyoming as a state historic site.

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  1. ^ a b c "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ Legend Rock. Arts. Parks. History. Wyoming State Parks & Cultural Resources, Web. 27 Mar 2011. <http://wyoparks.state.wy.us/Site/Brochure/LegendRock.pdf>.

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Coordinates: 43°47′53″N 108°36′05″W / 43.79806°N 108.60139°W / 43.79806; -108.60139