Jump to content

  • Log in with Facebook Log in with Twitter Log In with Google      Sign In   
  • Create Account


Photo
- - - - -

Scripture Rocks In Brookville Area.


  • Please log in to reply
37 replies to this topic

#1 mr.d

mr.d

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 28,095 posts

Posted 23 April 2015 - 01:20 AM

Full Steam Ahead for Scripture Rocks Park Efforts

 

scripture-rocks-2-1024x578.jpgBROOKVILLE, Pa., APRIL 22, 2015 (EYT) ------– The Jefferson County History Center is seeking volunteers to help with general cleanup on April 25 at the Scripture Rocks Heritage Park near Brookville.

(Photos by Kyle Yates Photography.)

Volunteers are needed to help clear rocks and build trails in the four-acre park near Port Barnett from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The park encompasses 61 rocks that hold inscriptions and dedications created between 1911 ad 1913 by Douglas Stahlman.

The project to preserve Stahlman’s work began in 2009 when the Jefferson County Historical Society partnered with the North Fork Chapter 29 of the Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology. The two groups began to relocate, map, and record the Scripture Rocks in the Port Barnett area.

Ideas to create a park surfaced in 2011 when the Pennsylvania Historic & Museum Commission provided a Keystone Preservation Grant to fund detailed GIS Mapping of the Port Barnett site and its cultural resources. The mapping included a prospectus for the development of a possible public park that would tell the story of Stahlman and the inscribed rocks.

The creation of a public park became a reality last year when long-term land use agreement was provided to the Jefferson County Historical Society by the Humphrey Trust.

Volunteers began working late last fall to clear undergrowth and lay out formal trails so visitors can move freely through the site. Plans for the park include identifying markers and interpretive signage for each rock, trail signs, and information about forest ecology, wildlife, lumber history, and Native American rockshelter in the area.

scripture-rocks-3-1024x771.jpg

Photo by Kyle Yates Photography.

Organizers hope to be able to add a small public pavilion and benches through future public donations and grant funding.

Other construction projects include the creation of an entrance, a parking lot, and an access trail by the Winner Global Corporation. The company has donated property for those purposes on Route 28 and construction is scheduled to begin this spring.

The Scripture Rocks Heritage Park is being designed as a free public access site operating on donations, fees received from interpretative site booklets or rental of an onsite pavilion.

Organizers are currently planning on a Summer 2015 opening for the park.

Those interested in volunteering on April 25 are asked to contact Ken Burkett at the Jefferson County History Center at 814-849-0077.

For additional information, visit www.scripturerocks.com.

http://exploreclario...ts/#more-172796



#2 michael880

michael880

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 830 posts

Posted 15 November 2015 - 05:14 AM

There's a Geocache there

#3 mr.d

mr.d

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 28,095 posts

Posted 15 November 2015 - 08:44 AM

They are still work on the site. There is no parking area as of yet. Last time seen an article was asking people not to visit for safety reasons, needed to get trails made and parking lot. Doing work on it when have volunteers available. Thought it mention would open in Spring of 2016.



#4 Foxfan

Foxfan

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 11,349 posts

Posted 15 November 2015 - 09:06 AM

Maybe add an elk petting zoo or Punxsy Phill display......or both...

#5 Bon

Bon

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 35,288 posts

Posted 15 November 2015 - 09:28 AM

What do the rocks have on them? Are they Bible sayings? Ive only heard of this place mentioned on here.

#6 mr.d

mr.d

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 28,095 posts

Posted 15 November 2015 - 09:37 AM

The rocks have various messages on them. There are other areas around Brookville with message rocks. This area has the most rocks.  Will be located on Rt.28 next to big red church and Industrial Park Rd. going in to Brookville.



#7 Bon

Bon

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 35,288 posts

Posted 15 November 2015 - 09:42 AM

By 80,Hazen exit?

#8 mr.d

mr.d

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 28,095 posts

Posted 15 November 2015 - 09:50 AM

By 80,Hazen exit?

Yes, Exit 81 Hazen   Go towards Brookville.



#9 Bon

Bon

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 35,288 posts

Posted 15 November 2015 - 10:01 AM

Thanks for the info!!!

#10 Petee

Petee

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 17,938 posts

Posted 15 November 2015 - 11:50 AM

Most are scriptures.

The Jefferson County Master Gardeners have been asked to add an educational aspect to the area but not till this coming year.

"The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil but by those who watch them without doing anything"

Albert Einstein


#11 Petee

Petee

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 17,938 posts

Posted 15 November 2015 - 12:45 PM

https://youtu.be/I_phVEppzKk

"The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil but by those who watch them without doing anything"

Albert Einstein


#12 mr.d

mr.d

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 28,095 posts

Posted 15 November 2015 - 05:15 PM

Went to Brookville around 1:30 PM, at least 8 or more cars parked along Rt.28 site.  Know they have to make walkways, people have donated use of backhoes and other equiptment for the clearing of ground.



#13 Tricia

Tricia

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,421 posts

Posted 16 November 2015 - 01:06 PM

looks like a lot of walking to get there   Is that true?



#14 mr.d

mr.d

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 28,095 posts

Posted 26 March 2016 - 08:12 PM

Scripture Rocks Heritage Park in Final Drive for Completion

 

7034ceac49eb30a852581513bf1a4746.jpegBROOKVILLE, Pa., MARCH 26, 2016-------- – In its efforts to provide yet another way to explore local history, the Jefferson County History Center has recently been named as the recipient of three grants totaling over $31,000 for the completion of the Scripture Rocks Heritage Park.

The largest of these is from The PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources which awarded a matching grant of $21,115 for the final construction phase of the park’s parking lot, main entry sign and the trail and rock identification markers. The other grants include a $5000 matching grant from the Pennsylvania Lumber Heritage Region and a $5000 matching grant from the Jefferson County Hotel Tax Committee, both of which are dedicated to installing a trailhead kiosk and 20 interpretative educational trailside panels that detail the story of Douglas Stahlman and his engraved rocks along with other aspects of the park which include the geology, lumber heritage, wildlife and a small Native American site found within the park boundaries.

The Scripture Rock Heritage Park was recently named one of the top 10 most interesting places to visit in Pennsylvania during 2016. After a recent visit, Carrie Fischer Leprore, Deputy Secretary from the Pennsylvania Office of Marketing and Tourism noted: “We believe that the Scripture Rocks Heritage Park will be a tremendous asset to Jefferson County in terms of recreation and education, and are extremely optimistic about the park’s potential to create a new tourist attraction in the commonwealth.”

During 2015 the JCHS received some donations which allowed volunteer workers to create trails and lay down over 160 tons of gravel on them, open an access road to the south end of the park and begin the parking lot along route 28 near the Brookville Industrial Park. The organization is now in the final stages of park construction which is scheduled to be complete in time for the Park’s planned grand opening ceremony on Saturday, June 11th.  <<<<<<<

Since each of the newly acquired grants require matching funds, the Jefferson County Historical Society is currently seeking public support in the form of tax deductible contributions. All donations are welcome and any contributor who gives or pledges an amount of $1,000 or more before April 30th will be formally recognized on the permanent signage at the trailhead kiosk.

Anyone wishing to help the JCHS fund this project should send contributions to the Jefferson County History Center at PO Box 51, Brookville, PA. For more information on the Scripture Rocks Heritage Park contact the JCHS at (814) 849-0077 or visit scripturerocks.com.

http://www.exploreje...on/#more-170859



#15 TD

TD

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,786 posts

Posted 28 March 2016 - 02:55 PM

Has anybody on Go Dub seen this?



#16 mr.d

mr.d

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 28,095 posts

Posted 28 March 2016 - 03:18 PM

looks like a lot of walking to get there   Is that true?

 Not really, there will be a parking lot there.  It is located between Rt.28 and Rt.322, and between the Industrial Park Rd.(Allegheny Health Center) and big red brick church on Rt.28.      TD- they are still working on this . On Saturday parking lot had piles of dirt and stone dump there.



#17 legal

legal

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 10,491 posts

Posted 28 March 2016 - 03:28 PM

http://www.scripture....-stahlman.html



#18 Jay

Jay

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,394 posts

Posted 28 March 2016 - 04:59 PM

Thanks legal.  Very interesting read.


 


#19 sheldore

sheldore

    Junior Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 295 posts

Posted 28 March 2016 - 08:16 PM

These are some of the pics I took last fall. The Boy Scouts had a camporee. We stayed at the fairgrounds and walked to the rocks Sat. afternoon to help finish up a couple merit badges. The large rock that Ken Burkett is standing on in the one pic is covered in scripture. Pretty impressive. The rocks with "Success" & "Faith" are where people went to pray for those things specifically. There is a rock or two with some words crossed out & some symbols similar to swearing. Ken said they guessed that was when Mr. Stahlman was not permitted to marry the woman he loved and was angry!

Attached Images

  • IMG_2484.JPG
  • IMG_2478.JPG
  • IMG_2476.JPG
  • IMG_2459.JPG
  • IMG_2443.JPG
  • IMG_2502.JPG


#20 Bon

Bon

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 35,288 posts

Posted 29 March 2016 - 06:30 AM

Very interesting!!




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users


    Google (1)