Stone Maze

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Nelson, t t y pen Massillon, Kit Mabry 12. Dr., Dr., Lake St., 18, f , Where Did the Indian Maze Stone Come From? The Maze Stone. fancy i e d If a fortune were offered to the person who could de- c o d e the mysterious rock writing on the Maze Stone in Rinehart Canyon near Hemet, Calif., no one would claim it. The huge gray boulder, with its w e i r d s y m b o l s chipped into it with what is known as volcanic glass, was discovered 46 years ago by engineers s e a r c h i n g f o r water. At first it was thought that the carving was the work of the nearby Cahuilla Indians. "Our people did not do it," the Indians said, when shown the rock. Then one of the old men recalled a tribal tradition which declared the "peo- ple''who came from the sea" did it. Who these "people from the sea" were is another unsolved mystery. Twelve more rocks with a similar pattern painted in red have been discovered between Escondido, Calif., and the Mexican border. Also identical symbols are said to have been located in both the eastern and western hemispheres. This leads to the belief that, a single language may have been common throughout the world ft ona tima* The double swastika symbol is the same as .is seen over temple doorways in Tibet. Scientists are still puzzling over t'iic mystery. The C h i n e s e Imperial Encyclopedia in the British Museum records an account of a v age made by Buddhist missionaries to a land tbey called Fusang. It is likely they have drifted along the Japanese current, which touches and follows the west coast of North America. There is also the story of the Buddhist nuns who sailed in a junk from Japan in A.D., met a storm, and on the shores of a vast country which they explored. From its trees they made clothing, and ate the berries for food. Could this tree been the Century Plant which has many uses and which thrives in Mexico? If this account of the travelers is true, then the Maze Stone carving Is about 1,500 years old. The five acres of land on which it stands has been made into a public park. Visitors and scientists alike would like to know what message the mysterious writing "bears. But to date, no one has the fce#, ^ i I | I

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  1. Fairbanks Daily News-Miner,
  2. 03 Jun 1961, Sat,
  3. Page 6

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