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Quirky Congress, Congress, AZ

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Louise Speaks:  After our horrendous hike at the Granite Mountain Memorial State Park, where the shuttle picks you up is the Arrowhead Bar and Grill.  The “Green Frog” sits almost directly across the street from the Arrowhead Bar and Grill.

 

As you drive through the desert community of Congress, Arizona on Highway 89 you will see a group of rocks that look like a frog.  I mean it really looks like a frog — and it has been painted in froggy green ever since 1928!   A woman named Sara Perkins, a homesteader’s wife, observed that this particular rock, when viewed from the proper angle, resembled a frog.  She painted it and it has become quite the landmark ever since.  Painting a 60-ton frog-looking rock is not an easy task, but the town’s folk of Congress have kept it green to this day!

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