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Au Train, Michigan: The Face in the Rock

A small face on a lakeshore cliff, carved in 1820 and now barely visible -- but deemed important enough to deserve its own wayside sign.

Roadside Park Dr, Au Train, MI
One mile east of Au Train, on the north side of MI-28. Pull into the small rest area. The wayside sign is down by the beach, at the end of a wooden walkway. The face itself is a quarter-mile further east along the beach, on a cliff face at the east end of the beach.
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The Face in the Rock.

The Face in the Rock

A rock carving made in 1820 by a French trapper and guide. The face is that of a young Ojibwa hero named Powers of the Air, or Ogichidaa, who followed his fallen father as the leader of the Grand Island band of his people. There is a historical marker at the scenic roadside rest area, with the history and a map to the face. It's about six feet up on the side of the rocks and very weathered.

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