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Last updated 12/12/2018 at Noon

The Edmonds Way glacial erratic was deposited in town more than 10,000 years

Not all of the history of this region is human history.

Before anyone lived here, super-charged geologic forces dug up and dug out our geography – and ice was a major tool.

Something over 10,000 years ago, this entire region was covered by glaciers. Evidence of the glaciers still exists.

And glacial erratics provide visible evidence of the awesomeness of glacial action.

"A glacial erratic is a piece of rock that differs from the size and type of rock native to the area in which it rests,” according to a straightforward entry on Wikipedia.

"Erratics" take their name from...

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