History on the rocks: Librarian says Turkey Foot Rock is upside down

Charley Hively [Not Murphy!] sent over This One on some detective work by a librarian in OH. For decades Turkey Foot Rock has served as the Ohio Historical Society’s monument to the role Native Americans played in the Battle of Fallen Timbers.

And perhaps for decades it’s been upside down, the result of careless moving around that no one noticed for 60 or so years until an amateur archaeologist from Columbus discovered it last year.

Jim Murphy, a retired Ohio State University librarian who has a master of science degree in geology from Case Western Reserve University, insists the rock, which has gone through a strange odyssey over the years, is upside down.

He’s sure of it.

“It’s obviously upside down and ought to be right-side-up,” he said.