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Wrangell’s Petroglyph Beach makes world’s most unusual list

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The recent article written by freelance journalist Jamie Moore highlights some of the beach’s mysterious rock art that dates back over 8,000 years. Some of the rock art includes etchings of salmon, killer whales, spirals, and faces. Scientists believe this could possibly be the work of Indigenous Tlingit people who lived on the island.

Wrangell’s Economic Development Director Carol Rushmore says any kind of promotion is good, even if it’s for “most unusual.”

“What makes our beach so unusual is that we have over 40 documented petroglyphs on the beach. It’s also very easily acceptable. A lot of places don’t have that many petroglyphs that are so easy to see. The article that was recently<font color=”#000000″><span style=”background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);”> </span>written</font> is a great way to share information about Wrangell as well as get picked up by other news sources around the country,”she says.

Other beaches highlighted include Giants Causeway Beach, Northern Ireland, Glass &amp; Venice Beach, Florida, Red Beach, Greece, Maho Beach, St. Maarten, Jurassic Coast, England, Hot Water Beach, New Zealand, Bird Island Beach, North Carolina and Papakolea Beach, Hawaii.

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