Roche-a-Cri Petroglyphs

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Roche-a-Cri Petroglyphs
Location Roche-a-Cri State Park, Adams County, Wisconsin, USA
Nearest city Friendship, Wisconsin
Coordinates 44°00′06″N 89°49′04″W / 44.00167°N 89.81778°W / 44.00167; -89.81778Coordinates: 44°00′06″N 89°49′04″W / 44.00167°N 89.81778°W / 44.00167; -89.81778
NRHP reference # 81000031
Added to NRHP May 11, 1981

The Roche-a-Cri Petroglyphs, also known as the Friendship Glyphs, are a Registered Historic Place in Roche-a-Cri State Park, near Friendship, Wisconsin. They consist of Oneota rock art, mostly petroglyphs resembling birds, canoes and geometric designs.[1] They were added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1981.[2] The petroglyphs were vandalized by soldiers and area settlers between 1845 and the 1880s, notably Company D of the Wisconsin 1st Cavalry Sharpshooters in 1861.[3]

Outcropping rock


  1. ^ "Native American Rock Art in the Eastern U.S." Eastern States Rock Art Research Association. Archived from the original on 2011-09-27. Retrieved September 1, 2013. 
  2. ^ "National Register of Historical Places: Wisconsin, Adams County". American Dreams Inc. Retrieved September 1, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Roche-A-Cri Historic Graffiti - Friendship, WI". Groundspeak, Inc. Retrieved 2009-04-03. 

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