70-ton boulder falls onto Skyline Drive

March 20, 1986 — A huge boulder that plummeted onto the Skyline Drive Saturday night was dynamited Tuesday morning by maintenance workers from Shenandoah National Park.

A Park official estimated the size of the boulder at 70 tons, 12 feet high and 40 feet around.

The boulder, which fell between 7 p.m. and 8 p.m., put a two- foot indentation into the pavement. 

~ From the public archives of the Page News and Courier

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