Monument Rock, Mouth of Echo Canyon
circa 1868
13 HIGH x 10 WIDE x 0.125 DEEP
(33.02 HIGH x 0.32 DEEP)
Museum Purchase

"116 No 42 [42 is crossed out] Monument Rock Echo Cannon nearly 250 feet High / Conglomerate with Sandstone Base" inscribed in emulsion along top edge.

Photograph. Title: Image Description: 116 Monument Rock, Echo Cannon, nearly 250 feet high; conglomerate with sandstone base. See also 69.459.1941. Physical Description: "Imperial Plate" collodion glass negative, 10"X13". Sub. Cat.: Transportation -- Railroads

"Monument Rock, Mouth of Echo Cannon, title from the Great West Illustrated.The geological formation received its name, not only for its appearance, but also because it marks approximately the 1000 mile mark from Ohama, Nebraska. It was also called dog rock because of the dog-like appearance of the top of the rock." Information source is from Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, March 5, 1870, p.120. Remarks per Glenn Willumson for the NEA Russell Grant, July 2013 - June 2015.

Public Domain Mark
This work (by Andrew J. Russell), identified by Oakland Museum of California, is free of known copyright restrictions.

Used: Union Pacific Railroad

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