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Lindsborg, Kansas: Rock in a Cage

Secured behind a high, spike-topped fence after it was moved from its 1980s discovery site. The boulder was thought to be covered with ancient petroglyphs, later debunked, but is still a local landmark.

120 E. Mill St., Lindsborg, KS
South edge of town. On the grounds of the Old Mill Museum, which is on the south side of Mill St. between S. Main and S. 1st Sts.
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Rock in a Cage

I work at the Old Mill Museum. The rock was actually found in the early 1980s when a pipeline was being placed in an area nearby Lindsborg. There are definitely faint carvings on the rock and they are most likely from early settlers in the area. We like to think that our rock is simply in "time out" for being a little naughty. While you're checking it out, come up the sidewalk and say hello. If you care to tour our 1898 flour mill, admission is just $2.00. Seeing the rock is free!

[Sheila Malm, 07/24/2020]

Rock in a Cage.

Rock in a Cage

The museum/visitor center wasn't open when I stopped, and there was no explanation to the rock. Nice river views, and the nearby town is cute.

[Patrice, 10/08/2018]

Caged rock.

Rock in a Cage

We found the caged rock and discovered that it is caged due to its violent temper. Locals told us that it ate three teenagers in 2015. Beware the bloodthirsty, purse-snatching creature/pet rock.

[Drumbabe, 07/27/2016]

Rock in a cage.

Rock in a Cage

In the 1960s, during a road building project, a rock was found to have what appeared to be a Native American petroglyph carved into the side. The rock was then removed to the Old Mill Museum and a cage was built around it to prevent vandalism.

Years later, it was discovered that the carving was the wrong style for Native American petroglyph and instead was determined to be the work of an early 1800s traveler or settler. However, the rock remains in its cage and is referred to as Lindsborg's "pet rock."

[Tricia Clark, 03/02/2013]

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