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Enchanted Rock began to form over one billion years ago as molten lava rose up from the center of the Earth, then cooled before surfacing.  Over the millenia erosion worked its way down exposing the chain of granite outcrops now associated with the main dome of Enchanted Rock

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

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Enchanted Rock began to form over one billion years ago as molten lava rose up from the center of the Earth, then cooled before surfacing.  Over the millenia erosion worked its way down exposing the chain of granite outcrops now associated with Enchanted Rock.  Like the tip of an iceberg, the dome of Enchanted Rock, which  covers about one square mile, is but a small part of the Enchanted Rock batholith which is the core around which the land mass of Texas formed.  Here is the geologic center of the state.  And for Native Americans, going back before recorded time, it was and is a sacred site.

Ira Kennedy's EnchantedRockTexas.com features the results of  years of work the writer, photographer, artist and publisher has devoted to Enchanted Rock.  Much of the articles presented here were originally featured in his now defunct Enchanted Rock Magazine

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This website is not affiliated with Enchanted Rock State Natural Area or the Texas State Parks & Wildlife Department.

Ira was featured in the Austin Chronicle, The Highlander newspaper in Marble Falls, The San Marcos Record, and the German magazine Spotlight, as well as segments on KLRU-TV & KTBC-TV, plus several area radio stations including the syndicated "The Sound of Texas," with Tumbleweed Smith, and the syndicated TV program Texas Country Reporter ( the video "Bob Phillips Tours Texas State Parks" available at their website).

Ira was awarded a Certificate of Appreciation from the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department for providing numerous educational talks at Enchanted Rock State Natural Area. Feature articles by Ira  have been published by Texas Monthly, Texas Highways Magazine and in The Nature of Texas (hardcover anthology) Texas A&M Press. 

     Considered as the state's leading authority on Enchanted Rock, the  sacred mountain of Central Texas, Ira has assisted the authors of several published books, articles and the Thomas Evans mural in the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. 

"The publisher of Enchanted Rock Magazine, Kennedy is a leading authority of the history of Texas in the Enchanted Rock area near Fredericksburg."
--Education Service Center, Region 12"Students from Eight Districts Visit Famous Authors Without Leaving School" (With Elmer Kelton, Ira Kennedy and Robert Darden.)

"Ira Kennedy and Enchanted Rock are two defining symbols of the Texas Hill Country.  The pink granite mount's rugged beauty has endured for centuries, while Kennedy left a career in the city to pursue a dream in the hills like the pioneers"
--Gerald McLeod,
Austin Chronicle

 

 

 

 

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