Frog Rock celebrates 40 years
By CONNIE MEARS
Bainbridge Island Review Staff Writer
June 17, 2011 · 3:18 PM
When a group of islanders decided on the name “Frog Rock Forum” for a resiliency symposium, they put in a call to island resident Bob Green.
It was June 6, 1971, when Green and high-school-sweetheart-now-wife Ellen Barnes covered over a purple rock that proclaimed, “NK lives!” Ech.
At 3:30 a.m. that Sunday, after Big Bear Drive-in let out, the two sought to reclaim the paired boulders, inadvertently creating a landmark that would stand the test of time — 40 years’ worth, in fact.
“It’s been tagged from time to time,” Green said. “We had to erase a mustache recently.”
It came close to being a duck, Green said, although Duck Rock just doesn’t have the same ring to it.
The original paint came from Winslow Hardware, but Winslow Paint has stepped up, even creating a “Frog Rock Green” in its database of colors.
The icon is featured on www.northwestcharm.com and as part of Kitsap Tours. Frog Rock even has its own Facebook page.Contact Bainbridge Island Review Staff Writer Connie Mears at email@example.com or (206) 842-6613.