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WRITING ON STONE PROVINCIAL PARK

Location: S.E. Alberta, Canada

At Writing-On-Stone Provincial Park, the meandering Milk River has carved deeply into the prairie, exposing the underlying sandstone bedrock. Water and wind sculpt this soft rock into a variety of fantastic shapes, creating a dramatic, surreal landscape of cliffs and massive outcrops. cliff faces are covered with the largest concentration of Plains Indian " rock art" in North America, and in order to protect it, this park was established in 1957.

The Sweetgrass hills in the background are in Montana. The Milk River comes up into Canada from Montana and flows for a few hundred kilometres, then flows back to the U.S.

During the ice-age the glaciers went around the Sweetgrass hills. The only other hills to have this happen are the Cypress Hills about 3 hours east.

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