Monday, May 30, 2011

Parowan Gap Petroglyphs - Utah

We visited Parowan Gap on a recent trip to Utah.

The Parowan Gap Petroglyphs are located not far off I-15 in southern Utah, a distance of about 16 miles from Cedar City.

Parowan Gap is a natural mountain pass.

The first petroglyphs on the rock walls date back more than 1000 years.

The petroglyphs are fenced off, but they are very easy to view.

It's fun to try to figure out the drawings. Some of the easier ones depict lizards, bear claws, mountain sheep, the sun and something resembling humans.

Several rock shelters are in the immediate area. Some are not fenced off.

A half dozen people would have found shelter in the largest one.

Oranges in Orange Beach. Alabama

Yes, orange groves were once common on the Alabama Gulf Coast.

Postcard Back: "The Satsuma is a Mandarin type, "Kid-glove" orange of delicious dessert quality. It was introduced into the United States from Japan in 1876. Satsuma oranges are grown extensively in the Gulf Coast section. Single orchards in Mobile County comprising as much as 1100 acres." Postmarked 1947.

There are still some trees scattered about in Orange Beach. Here is a picture that we took earlier this year of a satsuma tree in a front yard.