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The frog rock at the Hanson Limestone Quarry on Sand Point Road in Fort Wayne, Indiana. This photograph from 1996 shows the frog in its original location.

 


The Frog Rock #4

This rock is famous in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Decades ago (nobody can remember when...it was there when my parents were kids) someone realized that this large rock on Sandpoint Road behind the Hanson Limestone Quarry looked like a frog. That person painted it to look like a frog, and over the years it keeps getting repainted whenever the old paint begins to wear.

No one knows who kept repainting it over the years, but I believe that Hanson keeps it painted now. The appearance changes a bit with each paint job. Once, when I was in high school, some kids painted it orange, with the label "Acid Frog" adorning the side of it! It soon reverted to the traditional green. Through most of my childhood the Frog had a yellow belly.

In the summer of 2012, Hanson's management had the Frog moved to a location next to the quarry's main entrance on Ardmore Avenue. The quarry had bought the part of Sandpoint Road where the Frog had been located, and they closed the road so that the quarry could expand. Because the Frog was a beloved local landmark, the company decided to preserve it.

This is the oldest photograph that I have found of the Frog Rock in my archives thus far.

1996

 

 

 

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