Friday, May 15, 2009

Texas Panhandle: Alibates Flint Quarries

Once upon a time, thousands of years ago, there was heavy rain near the Canadian River followed by a beautiful rainbow that lingered for days. One man went to investigate and found the rainbow was made of solid rock. Soon so many people were chipping away at the rainbow until it collapsed and left rainbow rocks scattered all over the ground. This area is now the Alibates Flint Quarries.

The flint was highly prized because of the beautiful colors and native people began a thriving business. Alibates flint has been discovered 500 miles in every direction from the quarries.

The Alibates Quarries National Monument is the least visited Monument in the USA. Too bad, because it is a beautiful and interesting place.

Here is a link where you can read more about it:

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