My daughter read that Pratt Rock was described in the tourist publication as Mount Rushmore of the East. That was a bit of a stretch we thought after we visited there.
Zadock Pratt was responsible for Pratt Rock. He commissioned the sculptor.
Pratt's tannery was supposed to be the biggest in America at the time. Notice he also served as a Congressman and was married 5 times, twice he married sisters. None of his descendants survived to carry on his line.
The town of Prattsville, NY is just down the road. The kiosk gave some background but I found this description of the geology rather fascinating.
The path was up the side of the mountain to see the carvings.
Granddaughter #3 walked the whole way.
There were several switchbacks going up.
Looking up we could see the carvings above us.