Nova Scotia Archives

Halifax and Its People / 1749-1999

"Rocking Stone", Spryfield, ca. 1895

During the nineteenth century, the Rocking Stone in Spryfield was a popular destination for the weekend rambler. First described in 1828, the 162-ton granite rock resting on a pivot of the same material, could be easily moved with a lever. It is still a well-known local landmark, although it stopped rocking in 1963.

Photographer: Notman Studio

Date: ca. 1895

Reference: Notman Studio Nova Scotia Archives  no. 13040  / neg. no.: N-5945

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