Mysterious carved rock found in Pequannock River

     Workers in Bloomingdale's Sloan Park made a fascinating discovery last week. A piece of granite with the face of a royal figure carved in it. So far local historians have no idea where it could have come from.  It's a little bit more than a square foot in size and depicts a royal with a collar that was popular in Western Europe in the 16 or 17 hundreds. 

     The carved stone was found underneath the river bed by workers clearing the area for a flood mitigation project. The Borough of Bloomingdale made the announcement last week on it's Facebook Page. Sloan Park has been closed since hurricane Irene caused major flooding in the park back in 2011. 

     The Pequannock River begins in Highland Lakes and flows mostly south past Hamburg Mountain through Stockholm in Sussex County. Then past Green Pond Mountain through Butler and Bloomingdale before it meets the Ramapo River near Pompton Plains. It passes under Route 23 in West Milford.

Source: Fox News

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