Castle Rock of Minnesota

Be advised this rock is on private property and permission is required to visit. Photo by Alan Lubke during an unauthorized visit.

Castle Rock was a 45 foot tall natural Sandstone formation located in, where else, but the township named for the feature. Settlers thought it had the appearance of medieval castle ruins.

It doesn't look like the photo anymore, though. Time and erosion took their toll on the formation weakening it enough that a storm blew the top off of it after 1900.

"Castle Rock as it once looked" is copied from the website of the Dakota County Historical Society. See more about Castle Rock at:
http://www.dakotahistory.org/county/castlerock.asp

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