Petroglyphs Near Sawyer Ranch, Congress, Arizona
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Mrs. W. T. Sawyer and friends on a boulder with petroglyphs near Sawyer Ranch, Congress, Arizona. W.T. Sawyer was a manager at the Coronado Mining Company and President of the Alamo Sand and Irrigation Company near Congress, Arizona.
Petroglyphs are rock carvings (rock paintings are called pictographs) made by pecking directly on the rock surface using a stone chisel and a hammerstone. When the desert varnish (or patina) on the surface of the rock was chipped off, the lighter rock underneath was exposed, creating the petroglyph.
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