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A large rock that is painted to look like a big green frog at the Hanson Limestone Quarry on Sand Point Road in Fort Wayne, Indiana.


The Frog Rock #1

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.

Hanson is expanding the quarry over the land where the Frog sat. After decades in this out of the way place that was once a popular make-out spot, the Frog was moved inside the quarry's fence by a back entrance. The Hanson employee who talked to me while I was photographing the frog told me that they felt nostalgic about it and couldn't let it be destroyed. Unfortunately, it is no longer easy to see, and is no longer publicly accessible.


Update: 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.




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