Wilderness Road State Park, utilizing a partnership with the Cumberland Gap National Historical Park, will present Stories in Stone on Saturday, August 15 at 1 pm. Join us as we step back in time to see and hear what our rock formations tell us about our land’s history, its makeup and events that shaped our region’s past. The program will be conducted by Scott Teodorski of the Cumberland Gap National Historical Park. Pre-registration is encouraged.
Ever wonder what lurks in the layers of sandstone and limestone that have been thrust through the top of the ground thanks to the Earth’s plates slamming into one another? Ever wonder what rocks would tell us if they could talk? Teodorski will attempt to interpret what the rocks are telling us by studying their structure, chemical makeup and the fossils they contain.
“I think at some point in time, most of us that grew up in this area have played and climbed on rocks. And we probably have all turned over a few rocks just to see what was under them or what they looked like,” explained Mike Brindle, concessions manager at Wilderness Road State Park. “This program will take us back to that time, and allow us to find out exactly what these rocks, rock formations and cliffs have to tell us about an ancient world forgotten but preserved in stone.”
Wilderness Road State Park contains numerous rock formations, some with full crustacean fossils embedded in them. Some show evidence of coral, while others offer a glimpse and worm and animal tracks. “Come out and listen the these stories in stone and see how ancient earth-changing forces still chart the journey of modern explorers,” concluded Teodorski.
For more information, or to register, please call the park office at 276-445-3065, email us at: Friends of Wilderness Road’s new official website.