Yeager Rock, named for the Yeager family who were among the early homesteaders in the area. North Central Washington is well known to geologists for its boulders scattered all over the landscape. Their official name is ‘glacial erratics’ named so because glacial ice carried them hundreds of miles during the series of ice age floods that occurred here some 14-16,000 years ago.
Rocks such as these were also called “haystack rocks” because from a distance they looked like a haystack before the hay was baled.
This rock was doubtless a landmark even for the Indians because it is such a prominent feature on the landscape but in recent history, a place where seniors from Mansfield High School can paint their graduation date for posterity.
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