"The rock feature where the Sudbury and Assabet Rivers flow together to form the Concord River rests on bedrock that is seasonally an island in times of high water and thought to be egg-shaped. Some believe the rock itself resembles an egg when viewed from certain perspectives. In 1885, for the 250th anniversary of the 1635 founding of Concord, tribute was paid to the Native Americans with an inscription chiseled into the face of Egg Rock at the river’s edge: “On the hill Nashawtuck at the meeting of the rivers and along the banks lived the Indian owners of Musketaquid before the white men came”.
In the mid-1800s, writers Henry David Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson enjoyed sitting at the rock. Daniel Chester French, who created the Minuteman Statue for the Old North Bridge and the Seated Lincoln for the Washington Lincoln monument, sometimes came here to enjoy breakfast. Thoreau would survey the area in 1856 and 1857, including the locations of Egg Rock and Nashawtuc Hill 500 meters to the southwest."
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The United States is one of the most diverse countries on earth, jam packed full of amazing sights from St. Patrick's cathedral in New York to Mount Hollywood California.The Northeast region is where it all started. Thirteen British colonies fought the American Revolution from here and won their independence in the first successful colonial rebellion in history. Take a look at these rolling hills carpeted with foliage along the Hudson river here, north of New York City.The American south is known for its polite people and slow pace of life. Probably they move slowly because it's so hot. Southerners tend not to trust people from "up north" because they talk too fast. Here's a cemetery in Georgia where you can find graves of soldiers from the Civil War.The West Coast is sort of like another country that exists to make the east coast jealous. California is full of nothing but grizzly old miners digging for gold, a few gangster rappers, and then actors. That is to say, the West Coast functions as the imagination of the US, like a weird little brother who teases everybody then gets famous for making freaky art.The central part of the country is flat farmland all the way over to the Rocky Mountains. Up in the northwest corner you can find creative people in places like Portland and Seattle, along with awesome snowboarding and good beer. Text by Steve Smith.