Statue Cut in Rock Found at Crater Lake, Oregon
Popular Mechanics Magazine
Vol. 36, No. 6, pp. 887
In a remote corner of Crater Lake National Park, Oregon, a party of campers recently discovered a life-size figure of a woman cut in a solid rock. So far, it has been impossible to learn when the carving was done or the identity of the sculptor. Markings have been found on the rock which appear to be “1843,” the initials “M.A.Y..” and an arrow. It does not seem possible that the work could have been done in 1843, as at that time the region was practically unknown to white men, and the figure is undoubtedly that of a white woman. The work represents a high degree of skill, and must have required unlimited patience as well as the finest tools.