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Friday, July 21, 2006

Gobbler's Rock-in-Tree Downed

I heard today on All Things Considered (on NPR...you can listen here once the clip is available) that the forty-foot tall tree with a rock wedged in it in Southern Indiana and first reported (to my knowledge) by a citizen contributor on Roadside America.com in 2000 has been felled by unknown forces.

Um,
"felons" maybe? (Sorry.)

The tree has been more widely publicized since 2003, when the story was reported in the local paper, the Brown County Democrat, and gradually spread across the internet. I remember hearing about it on NPR a year or two ago.

The cause of the mighty tree's tumble are no more clear that the origins of the rock it supported. Dropped by God? Planted by extraterrestrials (the rock, that is)? Slung by giants?


Does anybody know the recent whereabouts of Paul Bunyan and his blue ox, Babe? Anybody dust the tree for prints, hmmm?

Ah, The American Midwest.

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